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English / Year 2 / Literacy / Interacting with others

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Curriculum content descriptions

Use interaction skills including initiating topics, making positive statements and voicing disagreement in an appropriate manner, speaking clearly and varying tone, volume and pace appropriately (ACELY1789)

Elaborations
  • discussing appropriate conventions to use in group discussions
  • exploring ways to comment on what others say, including using sentence starters such as ‘I like the way you…’, ‘I agree that …’, ‘I have a different thought…’, ‘I’d like to say something different…’
  • participating in pair, group and class speaking and listening situations, including informal conversations, class discussions and presentations
  • demonstrating appropriate listening behaviour, responding to and paraphrasing a partner’s contribution to a discussion, such as think/pair/share activities
  • asking relevant questions and making connections with personal experiences and the contributions of others
  • brainstorming topics, contributing ideas and acknowledging the ideas of others
  • speaking clearly and with appropriate intonation
  • understanding how to disagree with a point of view or offer an alternative idea courteously
  • experimenting with presentation strategies such as pitch, volume and intonation
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Personal and social capability Personal and social capability
ScOT terms

Speaking,  Attitudes

Interactive

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