Posted by Anonymous on Sunday, November 4, 2007 at 11:30am.
Would you check these questions and my answers,please?
1. Stories such as "The Three Little Pigs,""The Billy Goats Gruff," or
Dr. Seuss books,promote children's cognitive and linguistic skills through the _____________ strategy.
C. referential language
2. The use of _________ characterizes
the teacher's method of initiating and
directing children's verbal responses in a format that can confuse children from non-mainstream cultures.
A. language modeling
C. school language
D. language conventions
3. If a child says,"I be sick yesterday
wif a cole," a qualified teacher will conclude that the boy:
A. is using Black English Dialect
B. comes from a poverty-level home
C. requires special education assistance
D. cannot speak Standard American
Here are my answers. Please let me know if you feel they are wrong.
1. (C) referential language
2. (C) school language
3. (A) is using Black English Dialect
If any are wrong-please let me know.
Early Child Ed. - Ms. Sue, Sunday, November 4, 2007 at 12:17pm
I agree with your answers to #s 2 and 3. However, I think repetition is the best answer to # 1. As I recall these books, the authors use a lot of repetition. You might also check this site.
Ms. Sue--this if for you--please help! - Anonymous, Sunday, November 4, 2007 at 1:14pm
Ms. Sue, thank you for your help!
0n question 1,isn't referential language
critical to the development of literacy skills?
That's why I was thiking the correct answer was referential language?
Early Child Ed. - Writeacher, Sunday, November 4, 2007 at 2:05pm
Have you listened to and/or read those stories? Repetition is throughout. Ms. Sue is correct.
Early Child Ed. - Ms. Sue, Sunday, November 4, 2007 at 5:54pm
As I understand referential language, it's the way a child learns to speak -- first with one word -- then adding one, two, three more words -- to make sentences.
But many different techniques promote literacy skills. Repetition is one of these techniques. Children love the repetition and often virtually memorize these stories. They then will "read" the story to another person. As they do that, they're making the connection between oral speech and written language -- a necessary prerequisite for reading.
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