- Build In Opportunities to Talk
- Model Conversation
- Use Complex Language and Vocabulary
- Try It
- Wrap Up
- academic language: the language of instruction—specific words children learn related to subjects such as math, science, art, and so on.
- language/linguistic development: the process of developing language skills to understand when others speak (or use sign language) and to speak (or sign) and engage in conversation
- open-ended questions: questions that require critical thinking, invite opinion or explanation, and have the potential to result in a multipl-word answers
Now you're ready to implement the best practices you’ve learned with the children in your program. Complete the second half of the Self-Assessment to discover how much your skills may have improved.
Congratulations! Whether your progress was subtle or dramatic, you've undoubtedly increased your understanding and strengthened your skills. But this is just the beginning—there are many ways to improve and support your children’s learning experience. Look for more informative self-paced tutorials in the Professional Development section of this website.
For a summary of best practices, download the Best Practices (PDF). To see the standards this module correlates to, download the Standards (PDF).