No Pens Day Wednesday is a national speaking and listening event organised by The Communication Trust. No Pens Day Wednesday supports schools and settings to put down their pens and pick up their language to support pupils’ communication skills.
Why don’t you try putting away the pens and pencils for a day, and looking at ways to develop your pupils’ oral language?
Click the image above for the No Pens Day Wednesday – Activity Pack. The pack is full of information and ideas how Early Years, Primary and Secondary settings can support this. The official date is Wednesdy 7th October 2015.
Check out the Building Vocabulary for Better Literacy PowerPoint from The Literacy Toolkit to look at research and strategies for pre-teaching vocabulary.