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Language Experience Approach Tonja L. Root, Ed.D. Early Childhood & Reading Education Valdosta State University Valdosta, GA 31698-0092
1. Provide an experience. u Experience must be meaningful & in which all participated: u school experience u book read aloud u field trip
2. Talk about the experience. u Students & teacher discuss experience: u to generate words/vocabulary u to review the experience u to extend their understanding u Ask open-ended questions.
3. Record the dictation. u Teacher writes down childs dictation: u for individuals: in booklets or sheets of paper. u for groups: on chart paper or using word processor.
3. Record the dictation (cont.). u About teachers writing: u Write neatly. u Preserve as much student language as possible. u Keep editing of word choice & grammar to a minimum.
3. Record the dictation (cont.). u For individual texts: u Take dictation until child finishes or hesitates. u When child hesitates, reread what has been written & encourage child to continue.
3. Record the dictation (cont.). u For group texts: u Children take turns dictating sentences. u After writing each sentence, teacher rereads it.
4. Read the text. u Teacher models reading & correct intonation by reading text aloud, pointing to each word. u Children read the text together. u Individuals may take turns reading. u Text may be copied & distributed to children.
5. Extend language abilities. u Language abilities may be reinforced through teacher-directed activities related to the dictation: u phoneme-grapheme correspondence u punctuation: sentence markers u capitalization: sentences, proper nouns u words/vocabulary