According to the National Curriculum “Spoken language underpins the development of reading and writing. The quality and variety of language that pupils hear and speak are vital for developing their vocabulary and grammar and their understanding for reading and writing…….They (pupils) must be assisted in making their thinking clear to themselves as well as to others, and teacher should ensure that pupils build secure foundations by using discussion to probe and remedy their misconceptions.”
This lead me to think that is spoken language is the basis for reading and writing what does this mean for student with language development delays?
As I spend time in a classroom that uses the National Curriculum and focuses on the development of children’s language, I will be examining how teachers change (or don’t change) their language when instructing children with language development delays.
More importantly I will be looking at strategies and techniques that are applicable for teachers when instructing students with language development delays.
I will also be examining my own language and analyzing if the language I use is effective for students with language development delays.
Each of my lessons will be accommodated for students with language development delays and examined to see if these strategies are effective.