Thursday, February 23, 2017

Developing Oracy with Daily Dialogue Practice!

Why teach Oracy? Oeacy is missing or under represented from most published ELA curriculum, it is a critical skill that at risk students must develop to thrive in any academic environment! Oracy is the ability to express oneself fluently and grammatically in academic situations. The ability to use rich language is an indicator for academic success. Oracy is the critical academic skill that is neglected in most academic ELA reading programs. Oracy is a key academic skill for students to engage completely with school curriculum.


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Oracy Formal Classroom Communication! 

Polite Formal Greetings

Student Greeting: “Good Morning, Sir/Ma’am/”Professor” or “Good afternoon, Sir/Ma’am.”

Teacher Greeting: “Good Morning, 
Young Scholars, Good Day Erudite Ladies and Gentleman” or “Good afternoon, Young Scholars, Erudite Ladies and Gentleman.”

Student-to-Student Greetings: “Greetings scholar Vanessa, may I share an Idea with you.”

Student-to-Student Greetings: “Greetings scholar Vanessa, may I ask you a question, Take a moment of your time, Could you give me a few minutes of your time?” 


“Greetings scholar Vanessa, It’s a pleasure to meet you.”

“Greetings scholar Vanessa, I am pleased to meet you.”

Polite Formal Academic Requests

Student Request: “Greetings Sir”/”Ma’am”/”Professor”/”Mr. Taylor, your Erudite Scholar Vanessa, request your time and assistance on an academic challenge ”

Teacher Reply to Request: “Greetings scholar Vanessa, how may I offer assistance on your academic challenge ”

Student response when complete: “Thank you, Sir”/”Ma’am”/”Mr. Taylor for your time and assistance.”

Teacher response: “You are very welcome 
Vanessa, you are indeed a curious scholar!” 

“Scholar Vanessa, would you mind collecting the…., please?”

“Scholar Vanessa, would you mind coming in twenty minutes early tomorrow, before the class starts?

“Scholar Vanessa, I would be grateful if you could share more information about the …”

“Scholar Vanessa, we would be most grateful if you could ….”

“Dear Scholars, We need someone to go to the …”


Polite Formal Academic Dialogue

Teacher responses concerning student work: “Vanessa, to be sincere, this needs some improvements, your are brilliant when you devote yourself, and do your best.”

“Are you quite satisfied that this is your absolute best effort? I have concerns that this is rushed or not a comprehensive attempt!”

“I’m not very fond of rushed work and I know your are very capable of creating exceptional work.”

“I’d prefer if you try this problem again and show me all your thinking by trying to clarify why with to math models.”

“I’d prefer you use….”

“Does this work meet your high standards or expectations?”

Everyday Polite Request

Teacher: Scholar Vanessa, Would you ask …. whether he/she has the …, please?

Student: “Excuse me Sir”/”Ma’am”/”Mr. Taylor, can you remind me when it is one o’clock so I do not miss…?

Student Lavatory Request: “Excuse me Sir”/”Ma’am”/”Mr. Taylor May I please go to the lavatory?”

Teacher: “Yes, you certainly may”

Student “Excuse me Sir”/”Ma’am”/”Mr. Taylor May I please get a drink of water?”

Teacher: “Yes, you indeed may”

Student “Excuse me Sir”/”Ma’am”/”Mr. Taylor May I please…. ?”

Teacher: “Yes, unquestionably you may”

Student “Excuse me Sir”/”Ma’am”/”Mr. Taylor May I please take a mental break

Teacher: Yes, Pleases allow yourself to take a break from your concerns ... !Academic Oracy Dialogue Practice!

Polite Formal Greetings

Student Greeting: “Good Morning, Sir/Ma’am/”Professor” or “Good afternoon, Sir/Ma’am.”

Teacher Greeting: “Good Morning, Erudite Ladies and Gentleman” or “Good afternoon, Erudite Ladies and Gentleman.”

Student-to-Student Greetings: “Greetings scholar Vanessa, May I share an Idea with you.”

Student-to-Student Greetings: “Greetings scholar Vanessa, May I ask you a question, Take a moment of your time, Could you give me a few minutes of your time?”
“Greetings scholar Vanessa, It’s a pleasure to meet you.”

“Greetings scholar Vanessa, I am pleased to meet you.”


Polite Formal Academic Requests

Student Request: “Greetings Sir”/”Ma’am”/”Professor”/”Mr. Taylor, your Erudite Scholar Vanessa, request your time and assistance on an academic challenge ”

Teacher Reply to Request: “Greetings scholar Vanessa, how may I offer assistance on your academic challenge ”

Student response when complete: “Thank you, Sir”/”Ma’am”/”Mr. Taylor for your time and assistance.”

Teacher response: “You are very welcome curious scholar Vanessa!”

“Scholar Vanessa, would you mind collecting the…., please?”

“Scholar Vanessa, would you mind coming in twenty minutes early tomorrow, before the class starts?

“Scholar Vanessa, I would be grateful if you could share more information about the …”

“Scholar Vanessa, we would be most grateful if you could ….”

“Dear Scholars, We need someone to go to the …”

Polite Formal Academic Dialogue

Teacher responses concerning student work: “Vanessa, to be sincere, this needs some improvements, your are brilliant when you devote yourself, and do your best.”

“Are you quite satisfied that this is your absolute best effort? I have concerns that this is rushed or not a comprehensive attempt!”

“I’m not very fond of rushed work and I know your are very capable of creating exceptional work.”

“I’d prefer if you try this problem again and show me all your thinking by trying to clarify why with to math models.”

“I’d prefer you use….”

“Does this work meet your high standards or expectations?”

Everyday Polite Request

Teacher: Scholar Vanessa, Would you ask …. whether he/she has the …, please?

Student: “Excuse me Sir”/”Ma’am”/”Mr. Taylor, can you remind me when it is one o’clock so I do not miss…?

Student Lavatory Request: “Excuse me Sir”/”Ma’am”/”Mr. Taylor May I please go to the lavatory?”

Teacher: “Yes, you certainly may”

Student “Excuse me Sir”/”Ma’am”/”Mr. Taylor May I please get a drink of water?”

Teacher: “Yes, you indeed may”

Student “Excuse me Sir”/”Ma’am”/”Mr. Taylor May I please…. ?”

Teacher: “Yes, unquestionably you may”

Student “Excuse me Sir”/”Ma’am”/”Mr. Taylor May I please take a mental break

Teacher: Yes, Pleases allow yourself to take a break from your concerns ... !

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