Teaching oral language
Knowledge of spoken texts and textual features
Students who are effective speakers and listeners use their knowledge of spoken texts and their textual features to interpret and create meaning. They understand that purpose and audience influence the choices made by speakers when interpreting and creating spoken texts.
To interpret and create spoken texts, effective speakers draw upon their knowledge of:
- spoken text structures
- spoken textual features such as cohesion and grammar
- spoken textual features such as stress, pause, pitch, intonation and rhythm
- non-verbal language elements such as gestures and facial expressions.