Unit 4: Discussion – Chap. 10 Language Development in the Primary Years
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Each discussion thread – answer question(s) within the discussion thread based on the directions.
Choose 1 question from below to complete for your initial post. Make sure to answer a question that hasn't already been taken by a classmate to ensure all questions are discussed.
Cited references from the course text are required to be cited appropriately to further support your thoughts. Reflections from personal experience must also be included and linked to the topic of the chosen question for full completion
The initial reflection post must be posted by midnight on Wednesday. Responses must be posted to at least 3 peers by Sunday.
- How is the language environment at the primary level different from a preschool or kindergarten language environment? Please provide specific examples from the classroom environment set-up, routines, materials and activities/lessons for differences between the two aged classrooms.
- What phonemes do children typically acquire during the primary years? What are ways in which phonemes are acquired within the classroom environment, materials, activities, interactions, routines, etc.?
- Give several examples on onset and rime. How does a child’s awareness of onset and rime relate to developing phonological knowledge?
- Explain how phonological knowledge and metalinguistic awareness are related to children’s literacy development? Please provide specific examples.
- In what ways does invented spelling indicate a child’s phonological awareness? And why is it important for primary-age children to develop awareness of the features and uses of academic English?
- First post due 11:59m., Wednesday, CT.
- Respond to 3 or more classmates by 11:59m., Sunday, CT.
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