Received for review

25th October 1996 at 01:00
HISTORY

TALKING IN CLASS By Allan Redfern. Pounds 9.95. From TG Scott Subscriber Services, 6 Bourne Enterprise Centre, Wrotham Road, Borough Green, Kent.

This book, published by the Oral History Society, explores the use of oral history in primary and secondary schools. Suggested activities include interviews, analysing oral evidence and using oral history in displays and publications. TN15 8DG.

LITERACY

LETTERLAND: SOFTWARE 1. Pounds 24.99. Collins Educational.

This computer program introduces children (3-7) to early literacy skills at home, pre-school or school. It includes five interactive games to help with letter formation, matching words to pictures, read ing and spelling. For PCs, Apple Macs and Acorn computers.

WRITING FRAMES By Maureen Lewis and David Wray. Pounds 10.50. Reading and Language Information Centre, University of Reading, Bulmershe Court, Earley, Reading RG6 1HY.

Non-fiction writing is often more difficult for children than familiar narrative texts. The photocopiable "writing frames" in this book are templates which offer children a structure in which to work. Their use is explained with examples of children's work.

THE OTHER LANGUAGES: A GUIDE TO MULTILINGUAL CLASSROOMS By Viv Edwards From Reading and Language Information Centre (address as above).

What languages do they speak in Sri Lanka? How is Urdu written? These are some of the questions answered in this booklet for teachers who work in schools where several languages are spoken. It includes maps; samples and explanations of different writing systems and a photocopiable language survey form.

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