Speaking and Listening is a brand new strand of the best-selling series Developing Literacy. There is one book of photocopiable activity sheets for each year of primary school. The government have recently published a complete set of teaching objectives for this important area in a document entitled Speaking, listening, learning: Working with children in KS1 and KS2 which was sent to all primary school teachers, heads and deputies. This has given a higher status to talk in the classroom. These books provide a wealth of focused tasks and activities designed to develop skills in speaking, listening, group discussion and interaction, and drama.