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Oracy in Action


Supporting pupils to experience and understand why oracy is such an important skill.

Pupils will learn:

  • Why it’s important to give reasons for our opinions
  • How to form basic arguments
  • The use of facial expressions and body language
  • Active listening
  • Developing skills in reasoning and evidence

The module culminates in the capstone activity: Balloon Debate

Unit 1A: Introduction to Oracy (6 lessons)
In this unit we introduce children to the basics of what oracy is, why it’s important to give reasons for our opinions, how to form basic arguments, the use of facial expressions and body language and active listening.

Unit 1B: Effective argumentation: Make your case (6 lessons)
In this unitwe expand on the skills learnt in Module 1A, expanding skills in reasoning and evidence, and leading to a full balloon debate.

£375 for 12 weeks of lesson plans, resources and content

Payment for Oracy in Action is currently via invoice – please complete this short form and a member of the team will be in touch.

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