ERIC Number: ED464369
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Oral Language & Vocabulary Development: Grades K-1. Alabama Reading Initiative.
Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery.
This inservice professional development module, part of the Alabama Reading Initiative, presents research summaries, notes for presenters, and activities. The Oral Language and Vocabulary module elaborates on a student's comprehension of text as it relates to the overlap between the student's system of language and the author's system of language. Knowing that the language used in children's books is 10 times more complex than the conversation of college graduates, this module shows how students need "authentic" occasions (e.g., book talks, drama) in which they practice the more "formal" language (e.g., vocabulary and structures) used in books. Sections of the module, and associated objectives, are: (1) "Research Base for Oral Language and Vocabulary Development" (examine and discuss research-based quotes about oral language and vocabulary development; examine and discuss the stages of oral language development; and discuss the instructional implications of the stages of oral language development); (2) "Components of Oral Language and Vocabulary Development" (become familiar with five components of oral language/vocabulary development; and reflect upon how the components of oral language/vocabulary development specifically relate to classroom instruction); and (3) "Practical Application" (examine the main things about oral language/vocabulary development; participate in activities that expand their own oral language and vocabulary; engage in activities designed to promote students' oral language and vocabulary development; and reflect on specific ways the instructional tools can be used to develop students' oral language and vocabulary). An appendix contains a list of prefixes, suffixes, and roots; hints, helps, and expectations for students with limited English proficiency; additional activities to develop oral language; a discussion of literature circles; a list of 100 picture books everyone should know; and a 45-item list of related research. (RS)
Descriptors: Grade 1, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Kindergarten, Oral Language, Primary Education, Professional Development, Reading Comprehension, Reading Improvement, Teaching Methods, Vocabulary Development
Alabama Reading Initiative, Alabama Department of Education, P.O. Box 302101, Montgomery AL 36130-2101. Tel: 334-353-1389. For full text: http://www.alsde.edu.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Alabama State Dept. of Education, Montgomery.