ERIC Number: ED321882
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Improving Language Skills of Kindergartners with Deficient Receptive and Expressive Vocabularies.
Haygood, Etta L.
A kindergarten teacher implemented a practicum with her students in an effort to improve their receptive and expressive vocabularies. Five kindergarten students were selected from the 23 identified as language-impaired. Four of these five participated in the practicum to its completion. During a 10-week period, target children were involved in language-based activities in learning centers and small groups. Activities included games and manipulation of concrete objects. The games required children to match sounds and rhyming or positional words, or to classify objects. Activities for each of the ten weeks of the practicum are described. Daily observations and weekly evaluations indicated that the receptive and expressive language skills of the children improved. In addition, children's positive self-concepts were enhanced. Appendices provide a weekly guide to activities, an observation checklist, and a weekly evaluation form consisting of 10 language skill tests. (RH)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Classroom Techniques, Expressive Language, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Kindergarten Children, Learning Activities, Learning Centers (Classroom), Primary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Receptive Language, Small Group Instruction, Vocabulary Development
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Educational Specialist in Early Childhood Practicum, Nova University. A few pages contain light type.