ERIC Number: EJ865827
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Let's Talk: The Importance of Conversations with Preschoolers
Deason, Deana K.
NHSA Dialog, v12 n4 p374-377 2009
This article discusses the importance of children's participation in conversations and dialogue and the relationship to oral language development. Highlighting the importance of the early years, a brief review of the development of oral language and vocabulary is included. Information on asking good questions and teaching children to listen is presented. Teaching strategies for facilitating children's speaking and listening skills are provided as are suggestions for planning a language-supportive routine and learning environment.
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Oral Language, Emergent Literacy, Listening Skills, Language Acquisition, Vocabulary Development, Early Childhood Education, Questioning Techniques, Educational Strategies, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Environment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Early Childhood Education
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