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1 Language Development Changing the Way We Do Business in the Village through Parent/Family Empowerment Raising Achievement & Closing Gaps Section PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF NORTH CAROLINA State Board of Education | Department of Public Instruction LD 1

2 I wonder… Language Development When does a child develop language? Where do they learn language? How do they learn language? What is language? Is language really that important for school success? Changing the Way We Do Business in the Village through Parent/Family Empowerment | Raising Achievement & Closing Gaps PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF NORTH CAROLINA State Board of Education | Department of Public Instruction LD 2

3 Recognize that language development is directly influenced by culture, experiences, and environment. Identify how individuals influence language development. Identify the registers of language and the impact they have on student achievement. Identify strategies parents, educators and parent groups can use to improve language development of children. Objectives Language Development Changing the Way We Do Business in the Village through Parent/Family Empowerment | Raising Achievement & Closing Gaps PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF NORTH CAROLINA State Board of Education | Department of Public Instruction LD 3

4 Vocabulary Brainstorming Activity Language Development Changing the Way We Do Business in the Village through Parent/Family Empowerment | Raising Achievement & Closing Gaps PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF NORTH CAROLINA State Board of Education | Department of Public Instruction LD 4

5 Blueberry Language Development Changing the Way We Do Business in the Village through Parent/Family Empowerment | Raising Achievement & Closing Gaps PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF NORTH CAROLINA State Board of Education | Department of Public Instruction LD 5

6 Atherosclerosis Language Development Changing the Way We Do Business in the Village through Parent/Family Empowerment | Raising Achievement & Closing Gaps PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF NORTH CAROLINA State Board of Education | Department of Public Instruction LD 6

7 Eucharist Language Development Changing the Way We Do Business in the Village through Parent/Family Empowerment | Raising Achievement & Closing Gaps PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF NORTH CAROLINA State Board of Education | Department of Public Instruction LD 7

8 Develop Extraordinary Language in Ordinary Ways Language Development Changing the Way We Do Business in the Village through Parent/Family Empowerment | Raising Achievement & Closing Gaps PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF NORTH CAROLINA State Board of Education | Department of Public Instruction LD 8

9 Language Development It is what you say and How you say it Changing the Way We Do Business in the Village through Parent/Family Empowerment | Raising Achievement & Closing Gaps PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF NORTH CAROLINA State Board of Education | Department of Public Instruction LD 9

10 Lets Practice! Change the simple commands in column 1 into language rich commands that express the what, why, and how. Language Development BASIC COMMAND Use language that clearly states what you want them to do, a reason why they should to do it, and a suggestion as to how they can do it. Put your toys away! Use your manners! Use your turn signals! or Be in by curfew! Changing the Way We Do Business in the Village through Parent/Family Empowerment | Raising Achievement & Closing Gaps PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF NORTH CAROLINA State Board of Education | Department of Public Instruction LD 10

11 Culture Parenting Styles Socio-Economic Background Language Development Changing the Way We Do Business in the Village through Parent/Family Empowerment | Raising Achievement & Closing Gaps PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF NORTH CAROLINA State Board of Education | Department of Public Instruction LD 11

12 Jennifer, please pick the dirty silver fork up off the floor and put it in the kitchen sink so I can wash it after supper. Pick that up! Im very disappointed and ashamed of your talking and playing during church services today. You better stop all that talking in church! Language Development Changing the Way We Do Business in the Village through Parent/Family Empowerment | Raising Achievement & Closing Gaps PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF NORTH CAROLINA State Board of Education | Department of Public Instruction LD 12

13 It is never too late to impact the language development of your child! Language Development Changing the Way We Do Business in the Village through Parent/Family Empowerment | Raising Achievement & Closing Gaps PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF NORTH CAROLINA State Board of Education | Department of Public Instruction LD 15

14 Linguists identify features of register to include pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar. Register is the way that language varies based on what the individual is doing. Such variations may be affected by: What you are talking about; To whom you are speaking; Why you are talking; What mode of communication you are using (e.g., written, spoken, or sign language); and Your attitude to the situation. Registers of Language Language Development Changing the Way We Do Business in the Village through Parent/Family Empowerment | Raising Achievement & Closing Gaps PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF NORTH CAROLINA State Board of Education | Department of Public Instruction LD 16

15 Registers of Language Language Development Chart from Ruby K. Paynes A Framework for Understanding Poverty REGISTERDEFINITION Frozen Language that is always the same. For example: Lords Prayer, wedding vows, etc. Formal The standard sentence syntax and word choice of work and school. Has complete sentences and specific word choices. Consultative Formal register when used in conversation. Discourse pattern not quite as direct as formal register. Casual Language between friends and is characterized by a 400- to 800-word not specific. Conversation dependent upon non-verbal assists. Sentence syntax often incomplete. Intimate Language between lovers or twins. Language of sexual harassment. Changing the Way We Do Business in the Village through Parent/Family Empowerment | Raising Achievement & Closing Gaps PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF NORTH CAROLINA State Board of Education | Department of Public Instruction LD 17

16 I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. Pledge of Allegiance Language Development Changing the Way We Do Business in the Village through Parent/Family Empowerment | Raising Achievement & Closing Gaps PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF NORTH CAROLINA State Board of Education | Department of Public Instruction LD 18

17 Know the Difference! Language Development Changing the Way We Do Business in the Village through Parent/Family Empowerment | Raising Achievement & Closing Gaps PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF NORTH CAROLINA State Board of Education | Department of Public Instruction LD 19

18 What did he say? What did he mean? Language Development Changing the Way We Do Business in the Village through Parent/Family Empowerment | Raising Achievement & Closing Gaps PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF NORTH CAROLINA State Board of Education | Department of Public Instruction LD 20

19 NOW WHAT? Language Development Changing the Way We Do Business in the Village through Parent/Family Empowerment | Raising Achievement & Closing Gaps PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF NORTH CAROLINA State Board of Education | Department of Public Instruction LD 21

20 Strategies Language Development Changing the Way We Do Business in the Village through Parent/Family Empowerment | Raising Achievement & Closing Gaps PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF NORTH CAROLINA State Board of Education | Department of Public Instruction LD 22

21 Stock the room in which you have your TV with plenty of other non-screen entertainment (books, kids magazines, toys, puzzles, board games, etc.) to encourage your child to do something other than watch the tube. Keep TVs out of your childs bedroom. Turn the TV off during meals. Dont allow your child to watch TV while doing homework. Treat the TV as a privilege that your child needs to earn – not a right to which he or she is entitled. Tell your child that TV viewing is allowed only after chores and homework are completed. TV time should be limited Language Development Tips from Changing the Way We Do Business in the Village through Parent/Family Empowerment | Raising Achievement & Closing Gaps PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF NORTH CAROLINA State Board of Education | Department of Public Instruction LD 23

22 Speak to me in complete sentences.…No Baby Talk! Language Development Changing the Way We Do Business in the Village through Parent/Family Empowerment | Raising Achievement & Closing Gaps PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF NORTH CAROLINA State Board of Education | Department of Public Instruction LD 24

23 READ! READ! READ! Language Development Changing the Way We Do Business in the Village through Parent/Family Empowerment | Raising Achievement & Closing Gaps PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF NORTH CAROLINA State Board of Education | Department of Public Instruction LD 25

24 Three mothers in a research study on the effects of reading to children saw the following benefits after reading aloud to them: - their childrens ability to learn letters and sounds increased, - vocabulary expansion, and - their children began pretending to read. Other mothers reported that their children developed longer attention spans, greater imagination, and the ability to predict upcoming events. Research conducted by Connie R. Green & Sharen Halsall Head Start Families Sharing Literature, Early Childhood Research & Practice Fall 2004: Vol 6 No 2 Language Development Changing the Way We Do Business in the Village through Parent/Family Empowerment | Raising Achievement & Closing Gaps PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF NORTH CAROLINA State Board of Education | Department of Public Instruction LD 26

25 A book is a book, right? Language Development Changing the Way We Do Business in the Village through Parent/Family Empowerment | Raising Achievement & Closing Gaps PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF NORTH CAROLINA State Board of Education | Department of Public Instruction LD 27

26 A book is a book, right? continued The following examples demonstrate the difference between language in pop culture books and noteworthy books: Pop Culture Book: "Her wicked stepmother and spoiled stepsisters made Cinderella do all the chores, day and night" (Findlay, 2004, unpaged). Noteworthy Book/Language Rich: "The girl had to do all the unpleasant tasks about the house, scrubbing and sweeping and keeping her stepsisters beautiful rooms clean and neat, while she herself slept on a wretched straw mattress in a little attic." (Perrault, 1999, unpaged). Language Development Changing the Way We Do Business in the Village through Parent/Family Empowerment | Raising Achievement & Closing Gaps PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF NORTH CAROLINA State Board of Education | Department of Public Instruction LD 28

27 Make Every Word Count Language Development Changing the Way We Do Business in the Village through Parent/Family Empowerment | Raising Achievement & Closing Gaps PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF NORTH CAROLINA State Board of Education | Department of Public Instruction LD 29

28 Reading Process… Choose a book of interest to the child. Pre-reading activities - Predict the story line based on the books cover - Take a picture walk - Begin with the title page Language Development Changing the Way We Do Business in the Village through Parent/Family Empowerment | Raising Achievement & Closing Gaps PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF NORTH CAROLINA State Board of Education | Department of Public Instruction LD 30

29 Point to the words as you read Read a little…wonder a little Read with expression During Reading… Language Development Changing the Way We Do Business in the Village through Parent/Family Empowerment | Raising Achievement & Closing Gaps PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF NORTH CAROLINA State Board of Education | Department of Public Instruction LD 31

30 After Reading… Retell the story (B, M, E). Ask questions at all levels of thinking. Question the characters emotions in the story. Solicit the childs opinions of book. Language Development Changing the Way We Do Business in the Village through Parent/Family Empowerment | Raising Achievement & Closing Gaps PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF NORTH CAROLINA State Board of Education | Department of Public Instruction LD 32

31 Practice Makes Perfect! Language Development Changing the Way We Do Business in the Village through Parent/Family Empowerment | Raising Achievement & Closing Gaps PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF NORTH CAROLINA State Board of Education | Department of Public Instruction LD 33

32 Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers. Harry Truman The limits of my language means the limits of my world. Ludwig Wittgenstein Language Development Changing the Way We Do Business in the Village through Parent/Family Empowerment | Raising Achievement & Closing Gaps PUBLIC SCHOOLS OF NORTH CAROLINA State Board of Education | Department of Public Instruction LD 38


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