Chatta is a way of teaching which links modelled language, oral composition and audio-visual storyboards. The unique software allows teachers to create audio-visual storyboards as they teach, breaking up content into manageable chunks.
Teachers using Chatta create audio-visual models, in a similar way to how they might model writing to students. The impact of the oral composition activities the pupils take part in, act as a strong bridge between thinking and writing. This leads to fluent, detailed writing outcomes for even the most reluctant writers. This is one of the first things teachers notice with Chatta, pupils know what they want to write and are easily able to put their words and ideas onto paper.
Teachers are able to aim high with their language use and vocabulary and every Chatta activity involves lots of opportunities for pupils’ oral rehearsal. Chatta does not focus on rote-learning or memorisation, but provides the skills, the language and confidence for pupils to speak fluently and accurately for any outcome or purpose.
Chatta activities are quick-paced, interactive and engaging for pupils of all ages. The way the images are used as visual cues has a powerful impact on cognitive load, working memory, processing and sequencing. Teaching with Chatta removes many barriers to learning
Chatta is effective for students of all ages, with the majority of teachers we work with teaching in early years classes, primary schools (KS1 and KS2) and special schools.
Chatta fits with any content, any topic, any level, any language and any outcome. It can give teachers new freedoms and provide pupils with new opportunities to achieve and succeed. The approach is quick and easy to implement, adaptable, uncomplicated and unscripted.