This year as a school we are working on supporting pupils ability to communicate effectively with one another. One of the ways in which we are addressing this is through the use of the Wellcomm® Screening Tool. This tool provides us with useful teaching strategies and tips for scaffolding pupil talk, language use and comprehension. Here we will share talking tips with you to use with your child. “Step Up” refers to how you can extend this skill and “Step down” suggests ways to simplify the skill if your child is not quite there yet.
Here is teaching tip 1.