These books are designed to develop active speaking and listening skills. Each of the books contains a wealth of practical and enjoyable speaking and listening activities. They include sections on giving a talk, persuasive language, drama games, journalists' skills, putting on a play and storytelling. There is an end-section which helps the children assess how well they did, and also a glossary. The text is clear and straightforward and humorously written, designed to appeal to both children and their teachers.
Pie Corbett is a poet and consultant to the National Literacy Strategy.He makes regular school visits, addresses teachers' conferences anddoes inservice training all over the UK.