Language for interaction: Students learn that the language used by individuals varies according to their social setting and the relationships between the participants. They learn that accents and styles of speech and idiom are part of the creation and expression of personal and social identities (see ACARA).

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SPEAKING and LISTENING
Storytelling Games
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Wonderful stimuli to spark storytelling within the classroom. Opportunities are given for students to tell their own family stories as well as present favourite fairy tales from different perspectives.
Teaching Ideas Speaking and listening
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Various resources to support teachers to encourage speaking and listening skills in children.
Read Write Think What's in the bag?
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Foster listening skills. Children are required to listen to three clues, then guess what is in the bag.
Utah Education Network Listening for k-2
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A site with a range of different language games.
EXPLORING EMOTIONS, FACIAL EXPRESSIONS and NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION
Kid Vision Feelings and Emotions
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A number of interactive and downloadable resources to enable children to identify feelings and emotions.
Do 2 Learn Facial expressions game
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This game allows a player to experiment with the different effects of moving separate facial parts. A good resource in teaching someone that a face conveys a meaning.
Do 2 Learn Colour wheel emotions
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The emotions colour wheel can help to visually group emotions. A useful tool for educators to help children to identify and read emotions.
Communication 4 all
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An excellent teaching resource that has interactives, posters and lesson ideas to support children to be able to read and understand facial expressions.
PBS Kids 'About Face' Exploring Emotions with Arthur
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After listening to a sentence describing how a character may be feeling, children click on the appropriate face to correspond with that emotion.
IDIOMS
Funbrain Paint by Idioms
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Paint by idioms requires children to complete the sentence. With each correct answer, a piece of the picture is coloured in. On completion of the quiz and with all answers correct, the picture is complete.
QUIA Various idioms
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Various subjects to introduce and quiz children about idioms. Most are multiple choice options, fun for adults as well as children.
Read Write Think Eye on Idioms
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Using a drop down menu, children select options to complete the idiom. Level of difficulty may also be selected.
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