Language Education in Middle Childhood
Language education in middle childhood should take place across the many different classrooms that students attend, and to some extent it does. That is, science, social studies and mathematics study should also include focus on how children are discussing what they are doing, how they are reading assigned texts, and how they are carrying out their written assignments. Many teachers in these areas do focus on the accuracy of their students’ writing. Fewer spend much time on how well students are absorbing the material in their texts as indicated by classroom discussions, or concentrate on preparing students for this reading. Much of the work on further language development resides in the English or Language Arts classroom. However, this chapter will discuss language activities that can be used to enhance further development across the subject areas.
KeywordsLanguage Development Middle Childhood Language Education Oral Language Literal Meaning
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