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Emergent Language in 3-5 Year Olds. Sandra Doran, Ed.D. Associate Superintendent of Education Florida Conference of SDA. A child speaking is an esthetic event. Through learning to talk, children learn how to do well in society. And as they learn, they create beauty.
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Emergent Language in 3-5 Year Olds Sandra Doran, Ed.D. Associate Superintendent of Education Florida Conference of SDA
A child speaking is an esthetic event. Through learning to talk, children learn how to do well in society. And as they learn, they create beauty. --Robert Hopper and Rita Narremore, Children’s Speech: A Practical Introduction to Communication Development.
Pre-school children are beginning to attend to the sounds of the language.
Pre-school children enjoy using language to develop their imaginations.
Preschool children use language to figure out their world.
Fostering language development in young children • Phonology: The Sounds of our Language • Language-Rich Environment: The beauty of words.
Phonemic Awareness in Young Children Marilyn Jager Adams Sounds Abound Hugh Catts, Tina Vartiainen
Rhyming Eletelephony Once there was an elephant, Who tried to use the telephant— No! No! I mean an elephone Who tried to use the telephone— (Dear me! I am not certain quite That even now I’ve got it right.) Howe’er it was, he got his trunk Entangled in the telephunk; The more he tried to get it free, The louder buzzed the telephee— I fear I’d better drop the song Of elephop and telephong!
Word Parts Ja mil la Ka thy Jor dan San dy Ro ber to
Categorization Tasks Pam, Pretty, Sit Hill, Sail, Fin
Blending Tasks MMMM OOOO NNN SH E LLLLLL
#1. Talking to control behavior. • Both teacher and child know that they already know the answers. • The teacher is steering the child through a match game, checking to see if she knows the answers.
#2. Talking to manipulate towards a pedagogical end. • Any kind of classroom talk that is unnatural, that is directed toward pedagogical ends and not toward communication with children, is dishonest. • “Teacher Talk.” • “Pedagogical Register.” Higher pitch, exaggerated enunciation and intonational pattern.
#3. Talking out of genuine interest. • The language is not contrived by the teacher to make her point. • It is allowed to range, as natural conversation often does, from topic to topic as attention shifts focus. • Functionally rich talk. • Children interact with each other as well as the teacher.
Promote a language-rich classroom. • Show children their talk is valued. • Give children things to talk about. • Give children opportunities to talk in a variety of ways. • Give children many times during the day to talk. • Give children words to use in their talk.