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Get Hounslow Reading – Contingent Talk – Nursery/EYs Practitioners

Thu 12 May 2022 | 3:45 pm - 5:45 pm

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A Reading-for-Pleasure Project for HEP Primary Schools

This twilight workshop is for teachers who have completed the Contingent Talk training.

This is the final network session for Nursery/Early Years practitioners led by Charlotte Raby.

Main agenda for this session
  • Reflection – practitioners will report on the progress of the children they have worked with this year
  • Films – it is expected that all practitioners have a film of their Contingent Talk practice to talk about and upload to Padlet
  • Exit Survey – to be completed during the session
What is Contingent Talk?
  • 10 minutes – once a week ‘Contingent talk with a book’ sessions with a trained adult.
  • A simple child- centred approach to language learning through talk contingent on the child’s interest based around a book chosen by the child.
  • At least a term’s commitment to providing ‘Contingent talk with a book’ to each child chosen for the programme.
  • It will also be an opportunity to identify colleagues who will be involved in the training sessions.
  • Shared reading has a positive impact in children’s language development.
  • Dialogic reading styles are more effective at boosting children’s language development than a simple, storytelling narrative style.
  • Interventions based on dialogic reading styles have a positive impact on children’s expressive vocabulary.

Get Hounslow Reading schedule

For more information, contact n.standing@hounsloweducationpartnership.co.uk


12th May 2022
3:45 pm - 5:45 pm
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