Here's the blueprint you need to help early-childhood and ESL students build a strong foundation in each of the four areas of language?listening, speaking, reading, and writing. This resource includes over 60 fun, hands-on games and activities. Each activity encourages students to respond to verbal directions through movement and speech, pronounce, and build new vocabulary works, speak fluently in complete sentences, recognize letter and work patters, practice phonemic awareness and phonics, and encode their thoughts and ideas in written language.Building Better Language Skills gives you the blueprint you need to create opportunities for children to develop their listening skills, increase their vocabulary, and make the transition from oral to written language. The fun, hands-on games and activities in this dynamic resource are designed to help early childhood and English-as-a-second-language students build strong foundations in the four areas of language – listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Choose from 55 small-group and whole-class lessons and extension ideas that encourage children to respond to verbal directions through movement and speech; pronounce and build new vocabulary words; speak fluently in complete sentences; recognize letter and word patterns; practice phonemic awareness and phonics; and encode their thoughts and ideas in written language. Children will develop these skills as they participate in games and activities that explore other cross-curricular skills, such as color and shape identification and recognition, counting and problem solving.