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Definition of the noun Oracy

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noun - plural: oracies

  1. [uncountable] The ability to speak, and to understand spoken language
  2. [countable] A measure of this ability


Oracy: The term oracy was coined by Andrew Wilkinson, a British researcher and educator, in the 1960s. This word is formed by analogy from literacy and numeracy. The purpose is to draw attention to the neglect of oral skills in education.

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Google previewBest Practices for the Inclusive Classroom (2010)

Scientifically Based Strategies for Success by Richard Boon, Vicky Spencer

Oracy is a term we borrow from Gentile's (2004) work to refer to the oral language abilities (listening and speaking) that are closely linked to written language ( reading and writing) and will help students become literate. Oracy instruction, then ...

Google previewThe Articulate Classroom (2017)

Talking and Learning in the Primary School by Prue Goodwin

Although speaking and listening comes within the requirements for teaching English, oracy is an essential tool of learning for any subject. Judith Graham ( Chapter 5), George Hunt (Chapter 6) and Joy McCormick (Chapter 7) describe how ...

Google previewInclusive Educational Practice (2013)

by Teresa Grainger

Oracy is a condition of learning in all subjects, it is not a frill but a state of being in which the whole school must operate.

Google previewTeaching English to Young Learners (2015)

Critical Issues in Language Teaching with 3-12 Year Olds by Janice Bland

Oracy is a word ...

Google previewSocial Issues in America: An Encyclopedia (2015)

An Encyclopedia by James Ciment

®oracy ̄. and. ®orality, ̄. respectively) as well. The sociolinguist James Paul Gee has concluded that learning to listen and then speak what has been learned is a demonstration of literacy. Hence, the term. ®text ̄. may now refer to written ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Language Teaching and Learning (2013)

by Michael Byram, Adelheid Hu

Literacy and Second Language Oracy, New York: Oxford University Press. Tomasello, T. (2003) Constructing a Language: A ...

Google previewDictionary of British Education (2004)

by Professor Peter Gordon, Peter Gordon, Professor Denis Lawton, Denis Lawton

Oracy isthe ability to understand and communicate fluently in speech. In the national curriculumthe importance oforal communication is indicated by the factthat 'speaking andlistening'isan Attainment Target alongside reading and writing.

Google previewThe Primary English Encyclopedia (2017)

The Heart of the Curriculum by Margaret Mallett

Teaching Talking and Learning in Key Stage One and Teaching Talking and Learning in Key Stage 2 London: National Curriculum Council and the National Oracy Project. (Although these works have been published ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Bilingualism and Bilingual Education (1998)

by Colin Baker, Sylvia Prys Jones

1st LANGUAGE Oracy Literacy Receptive Listening Reading Productive Speaking Writing 2nd LANGUAGE Oracy Literacy Listening Reading Speaking Writing Another danger of separating out listening, speaking, reading and writing is that ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Primary Education (2009)

by Denis Hayes

TALK See also: collaboration in learning, communication, curiosity, debating, dialogue for learning, discussion, imagination, interaction, intervention, learning context, oracy, quesspeculative tions and questioning, rules, questions, speech ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Language and Education (1999)

Language Policy and Political Issues in Education by Ruth Wodak, P. Corson

Critical Oracy and Education for Active Citizenship 105 Rob Gilbert 1 2. The Construction of Gendered ...

Google previewDictionary of the British English Spelling System (2015)

by Greg Brooks

forum, glory, memorial, oracy, oral, oration, oratorio (second ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Oral Literature (1990)

by Leteipa Ole Sunkuli, Simon Okumba Miruka

Oracy as a ...

Google previewDictionary of Information and Library Management (2009)

by Bloomsbury Publishing

l/ nouna teletextsystem used by the UK Independent Broadcasting Authority oracy /ˈ;ɔːrəsi/ nounthe ability both to convey thoughts and ideas orally ina way that others understand and tounderstand what others say ...

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