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4 mins KS3 English Speaking and Listening - Grandma's Junk
Part of the series Secondary Lesson Starters A drama encouraging speaking and listening in Key Stage 3 English

Secondary speaking & listening videos

15 mins Great Expectations
Part of the series Teaching with Bayley
In this programme, behaviour management guru John Bayley meets Debra Robinson, an English teacher at Highgate Wood School in north London.
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15 mins KS3/4 English - Teaching Talking 2
Speaking and listening skills are often sidelined at Key Stage 3 in favour of reading and writing. Teaching Talking 2 follows Kate Bomford, a newly qualified teacher at Swanlea School, east London, as she plans and delivers a lesson based on Louis Sachar's ...
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15 mins KS3 English - Classroom Creativity
An English department embraces the new Key Stage 3 curriculum, using creativity to engage pupils and develop their writing, speaking and listening skills.
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15 mins KS3/4 English - Teaching Talking 1
Getting pupils to engage and participate in group and class discussions in the secondary English classroom is a difficult and often undervalued teaching skill. Drama offers obvious opportunities, but Teaching Talking 1 shows that it's not just set-piece ...
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5 mins Creative Literacy in the Classroom
Part of the series Sharing Your Great Practice
A school reduces the number of Key Stage 3 lessons per week, by teaching up to six subjects in a cross-curriculum lesson, under the heading 'Creative Literacy'.
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5 mins Inspirational Speeches
Part of the series Great Secondary Lesson Ideas
A fun secondary lesson idea, where Year 7 English students construct their own inspirational speeches. Suitable for Key Stage 3.
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15 mins Speaking and Listening
Three teachers reveal their most successful lesson ideas for speaking and listening in KS3 English.
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4 mins KS3 English Speaking and Listening - Grandma's Junk
Part of the series Secondary Lesson Starters
This short classroom resource is designed as a lesson starter to inspire a Key Stage 3 English class to discuss how a play might develop, improvising alternative endings while developing speaking-and-listening skills.
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4 mins KS3 English Speaking and Listening - The Letter
Part of the series Secondary Lesson Starters
This speaking-and-listening classroom resource for a Key Stage 3 English class is designed to stimulate creative ideas for an ending to this open-ended dramatic situation.
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3 mins KS3 English Speaking and Listening - The Noise
Part of the series Secondary Lesson Starters
This short speaking-and-listening classroom resource gives Key Stage 3 English students a scenario for which they can devise creative solutions addressing what happens next...
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