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Oracy Across the Curriculum Leading to Writing at Greater Depth

Talk is the halfway house between thinking and writing

As technology is reshaping the way we communicate and interact – oracy has never been more important. Speaking is one of the biggest indicators of success in later life. Increasingly, evidence and research highlights that “oral narrative competence” forms the basis for future writing competence.  The chatta approach gives every child a voice. It combines experiences, knowledge and understanding with modelled language and oral rehearsal.

Chatta is a new way of learning. Chatta is a powerful and accessible innovation in terms of linking learning, language, working memory and writing

Chris Williams, Chatta Founder

Oracy Across the Curriculum

By making oracy across the curriculum a clear focus chatta will:

  • Engage every learner in talk
  • Allow pupils to focus and organise their thoughts
  • Provide a clear focus for dialogue to take place
  • Instil an approach to support children’s working memory 
  • Enable pupils to rehearse explanations and articulate their understanding
  • Build confidence in using sequenced oral narrative language
  • Encourage pupils to reflect on, review and improve oral language – in a similar way to the way written work is redrafted
  • Bring greater depth to writing outcomes for pupils of all ages
Oracy Across the Curriculum

Chatta is the missing link. It supports children’s thinking and language use. Powerful models are applied and writing reaches new levels quickly.

Lisa Finnegan
Principal / Ash Grove Academy
Oracy Projects

Cross Curricular Projects

Chatta’s cross-curricular oracy projects in maths, history, geography, science and writing (5 – 11 Year Olds) present ideas, examples and models which can be applied and adapted for:

  • Developing oral narrative fluency
  • Improving writing outcomes
  • Extending writing and supporting writing at greater depth
  • Building knowledge and understanding
  • Memorising and recall

Chatta App and Video Guides

 

The chatta app (iOS and Android) engages every learner in talk on all subjects across the curriculum. It encourage pupils to reflect on, review and improve oral language – in a similar way to the way written work is redrafted. Linking images and voice recordings, children build up to a deeper understanding of order and sequence, leading to oral fluency and narrative competence.  The images and voice recordings also provide a perfect tool for children to rehearse oral narratives for the purpose of reflection and revision. Adult descriptions provide a powerful model for the children to listen to and link language to their experiences.

App and Guide Image for Oracy

Transforming Writing Outcomes

The chatta approach is supported by training and classroom resources. The approach has an immediate and sustained impact on writing outcomes for all pupils and is underpinned by a proven pedagogical design.

Book a Demonstration

The impact of chatta is immediate and sustained. If you would like to see the approach in action with your pupils please contact us book a demonstration lesson. (EYFS/ KS1/KS2/KS3)

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