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Grade 1: Language: Oral Communication

A selection of resources available to support teaching and learning the Ontario Curriculum expectations for Grade 1 Language.

Suggested Databases

Why Read Aloud?

It's good for children to read to one another.  This activity will help build confidence and communication skills as they read.

 Image of two students reading a book together.

Book Sugestions

VLC Bookmark

Logins for all VLC databases are found on the back of the VLC Bookmark.

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Organize your ideas:

What is Mind-Mapping?

Mind mapping is a way to organize your ideas. It is used to help you brainstorm ideas. Brainstorming is just thinking of creative ideas to help you answer a question or solve a problem.

Mind Mapping Tools for You:

Inspiration software

Don't forget Inspiration and Kidspiration software found on all UCDSB computers.  This program is for visual learning: 

graphic organizers, concept mapping, mind mapping, outlining, webbing, and plots and graphs.

Public Speaking

This graphic describes four tips for public speaking. 1. Scan the audience making eye contact,. 2. Use a loud and clear voice. Don't talk to fast and use expression in your voice. 3. Use hand gestures, and do not hold  your cards in front of your face, 4. Stand still .



The Orphan and the Polar Bear

According to Inuit oral history, long ago animals had the power of speech, could shift their appearances, and could even assume human form. In The Orphan and the Polar Bear, a neglected orphan is adopted by a polar bear elder. Under the bear’s guidance, the little orphan learns the skills he will need to survive and provide for himself.

Interesting Books on Oral Communication


See how Whole Body Listening is more than just using your ears with this image from Blue Brain Teacher.  

                                                   Graphic showing how to listen with your whole body: looking eyes, brain activated, quiet mouth, ears listening, sitting still, and hands in lap.h

Books on Listening

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Links for information on developing listening skills