chapter  1
Participation
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The following five workshops present ideas for a range of simple games and activities, designed to develop children’s awareness of their own and others’ emotions and help them to understand the impact of these emotions in group talk situations, including how confidence to participate can be affected. Some of the activities are designed as whole class, shared activities and some for small groups, with or without adult participation.Where adults do participate, they should act as an equal group member, while being aware of their role in modelling appropriate responses. We have found mixed ability groupings work well in these activities.