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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.

A. repetition
B. eventcasts
C. referential language
D. recasting

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
B. eventcasts
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.
Thank you!

  • Early Child Ed. -

    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! -

    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. -

    Have you listened to and/or read those stories? Repetition is throughout. Ms. Sue is correct.


  • Early Child Ed. -

    I know repetitions are throughtout the stories-but please explain to me why the correct answer would not be referential language.
    Because referential language promote literacy skills.

  • Early Child Ed. -

    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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