ERIC Number: EJ522837
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Using Story Reading to Encourage Children's Conversations.
McNeill, Joyce H.; Fowler, Susan A.
TEACHING Exceptional Children, v28 n4 p43-47 Sum 1996
The language and conversational skills of young children with delayed language development can be fostered by using specific strategies in small-group story reading, including praising children's talk, expanding children's words, asking open-ended questions, and pausing for children to initiate. Teachers are encouraged to train parents to use the same strategies at home. (DB)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Communication Skills, Connected Discourse, Delayed Speech, Early Childhood Education, Interpersonal Communication, Language Acquisition, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Education, Parents as Teachers, Story Reading, Teacher Student Relationship, Verbal Communication
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Parents; Practitioners
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