APT1102E
Creating a Language-Rich Environment
(Active)

 

 

Subject(s):Language Arts and Reading

Hours: 30.00

Proficiency Levels: Mastery

 

Grade(s):PreK

 

Fees

 

  

  No Cost to Participant

  

  

 

Suggested Prerequisites: This workshop helps provides early childhood educators with an understanding of young children's oral language development and appropriate approaches for promoting language and emergent literacy in their classrooms. Participants are expected to have regular access to computers and proficiency with email and current Web browsers.

Description/Abstract: One of the most important tasks for children in the first five years of life is the development of language. Children enter early care settings with vast differences in vocabulary and oral language development, and early educators can meet this challenge by providing language-rich learning environments. This workshop will provide early childhood educators with an understanding of young children's oral language development and appropriate approaches for promoting language and emergent literacy in their classrooms. This workshop will focus on effective methods for developing children’s vocabulary knowledge through book reading and discussions, and advancing children’s language through extended conversations. Additionally, participants will learn to create opportunities for rich discourse and build children’s background knowledge. Workshops assignments will invite participants to apply relevant content and plan meaningful, language-rich curricular activities.

Objectives: This workshop will enable participants to:
• Understand oral language development of young children, ages 3 through age 5;
• Develop an understanding of the connection between language and literacy development;
• Learn strategies for facilitating conversations that support language development such as eliciting personal narratives;
• Learn about ways to support vocabulary development through book reading;
• Learn how to facilitate interactive activities that support children’s phonological awareness;
• Plan for integrated and meaningful curriculum that supports children’s language and literacy development.

For more information about this course please contact:

Virginia Beale
Alabama Public Television
2112 11th Ave. S.  Suite 400
Birmingham, AL 35205
800-239-5233  x 128
205-328-8756  x 128