ORACY CONTINUUM STUDENT

The Developmental Continuum of Oracy Skills for Reflection and Goal-Setting, often referred to as the "student" continuum, takes the metacognitive strand from the Oracy Skills tool and places it at the very top as the over-arching or umbrella strand. The use of the "I" pronoun translates the skills into action statements: I am developing as a learner and thinker; I reflect on myself as a communicator; I use my understanding of oracy to grow as a communicator and a learner and I recognize the value of my own contributions and their impact. The strands and skills remain the same as those in the Oracy Skills tool.

STUDENT REFLECTION AND GOAL-SETTING

Oracy Continuum Student.pdf

This tool is similar to the continuum for teachers but written using “I statements” and with a focus on metacognition. It was designed to help promote reflection and allow students to set goals in their oracy development. It can be used as part of a Talk journal, in student-teacher conferences and/or student-teacher-parent conferences.

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PUTTING THE CONTINUUM INTO PRACTICE

Student_Reflection_Planning_Tool.pdf

To make the continuum accessible to students, they can use this interactive goal-setting tool. They simply choose the section they wish to focus on: physical, linguistic, cognitive, social and emotional or the metacognitive strand.

Students can refer to the Continuum to choose a goal to work towards. Then they can write their goal and choose a strategy they can use to achieve it. For example, student "X" would like to build more on the ideas of others. The strategy they plan to use is to practice using the talk moves like « I would add that, I’d like to say more about' or 'In addition to . . .'.

There are check boxes at the top of each strand that students can click on to indicate if they have attained the goal or if more practice is required.

This can be a good tool to use for teacher/students conferences and to get students thinking about their own oracy development.

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