Within the English section of the NZ Curriculum one of the areas we explore is speaking, writing, and presenting.
We have started making Kids News Books that we will work in in a guided session every Monday. This provides an opportunity for small groups throughout the day to come to the News Desk and talk about an experience that they'd like to write into their own personal newspaper books.
This allows for oral language development and then writing simple stories about their personal experiences. Our first try with this was a huge success. Everyone enjoyed talking about and presenting their stories. Everyone was eager to do their writing and they wrote awesome first entries.