Hey Diddle Diddle


Oral language tasks that develop literacy skills

Code: E0298-03
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This delightful whole-class lesson provides the basis for a weeks worth of oral language activities; containing a session overview, a well-known rhyme, independent worksheets and an oral language activity. The teacher begins the lesson by retelling the rhyme 'Hey Diddle Diddle' to their classroom before working through a series of fun and interactive exercises. Activities for the students include creating a finger puppet play, partaking in 'Rhyme and chime' rhyming pairs game and a word association game.

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Sandy Smith has taught young children for 16 years, and currently runs a small tuition centre. Many of her students have reading problems stemming from poor oral language skills. Sandy has worked in close partnership with speech pathologists, and now uses oral language goals as a basis for all her literacy-teaching programmes. This has proved successful, even in classes with a high proportion of students with special needs.