Talk Like an Expert

Students focus on oracy skills as well as literacy skills..


A talking frame is needed to support discussion.

(This is a list of key words, sequenced in the order that students could used.)

How It Works:

The teacher provides the students with a list of key words that would be useful to use in answer to a question.

In pairs, the students then speak through their ideas, before writing a paragraph which includes the key words.

Remind them of connectives and the punctuation pyramid, sentence types and so on.

A great way to support students in their use of subject specific terminology.

For example, get students to use key Food Technology words when explaining how to make pasta sauce.


Jumble the sequence of the words and get students to discuss the best order in which to use them.

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