Oracy is the skill of effective verbal communication and comprehension. It's crucial for children's learning and development. Explanatory talk, often led by teachers, aims to clarify concepts and ideas, enhancing knowledge acquisition. Conversely, exploratory talk, which is interactive, encourages children to express thoughts, ask questions, and develop reasoning skills.

Though both forms have distinct purposes, they work together in classrooms to bolster oracy. Explanatory talk imparts knowledge, while exploratory talk stimulates critical thinking and deeper understanding, thus crafting better communicators and engaged learners.

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