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Oral Language and Concept Development

Using a template to plan Morning Meeting helps to connect elements of the meeting to one another and to the big idea of the current curriculum.

Providing children with a range of quality read aloud experiences is essential for learning to read.

Thoughtful presentations of materials and systems for sharing choices and manage the flow of children’s work support independent and focused play in the classroom.

Making and using class books with young children is a powerful tool for engaging children as audience, readers, authors, and illustrators. There are so many possibilities.

Dialogic Reading is an interactive reading strategy that encourages educators to ask questions and prompt discussions during a read-aloud. 

Teaching a love and care for books demonstrates the wonder and power of spending time with a good book, as well as having them available throughout the classroom.

Getting to know a word deeply means gaining knowledge and developing concepts. When children integrate new words into the play, storytelling and writing we can see their word consciousness.

Selecting a book, particularly an anchor text, is an intentional decision. We want to read books that connect with children’s lives, experiences, interests, and learning about big ideas.

Morning Message helps students connect with the day’s plans and transition into the rest of the day.  It builds excitement about the learning that will happen each day.

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