Archives: developing vocabulary


March 21, 2014 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on Photographs | Filed in: Language.

Time: 10 – 15 minutes Materials: Photographs of special occasions Activity: Show your child a photograph. Tell him about the occasion, when it was taken,who the people are, how they are feeling. Allow your child to tell someone else about the photograph. Suggested Script: Look at this picture. This was taken the day you were • Read More »

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March 4, 2014 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on Occupations | Filed in: Language.

Time: 15-20 minutes Materials: Pictures of different occupations (Boardmaker or Clipart) and where they work using felt or pictures with velcro (hook side) on the back. Felt board or display board covered with tempo loop. You could also put a small magnet on the back of the picture and use the chalkboard as display. Activity • Read More »

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Reading Aloud

February 22, 2014 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on Reading Aloud | Filed in: Early Literacy, Language.

Children’s literature and picture books can be a wonderful model of rich expressive language and should be included in any language program. The language in books provides a model of syntax for children with syntactical problems, children who speak nonstandard dialects, and for children who speak English as a second language. Books can also introduce new • Read More »

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Core Vocabulary

January 22, 2014 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on Core Vocabulary | Filed in: Communication.

Would you like to see an example of teaching core vocabulary during morning group?  Here’s a video clip from Dynamic Learning Maps! For more information and additional training: DLM™ Core Vocabulary and Communication These modules focus on the use of core vocabulary as a support for communication for students who cannot use speech to meet their • Read More »

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