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Ch 1: Language Development & Skills

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This self-paced chapter provides a comprehensive overview of language development and skills. Boost your knowledge of this subject and enhance your preparations for a future test by reviewing fun lessons and taking practice quizzes.

Language Development & Skills - Chapter Summary

If you need help studying the basics of language development and language skills, you've reached the right place. This short chapter closely examines the stages of language development, oral language skills, the relationship between language and reading development and more. Reviewing these fun lessons will enable you to do the following in no time:

  • Describe the assessment of oral language skills
  • Share details about language development in children
  • Explain how oral language can impact reading development
  • List and discuss the stages of language development
  • Detail how environment and culture can impact language development
  • Differentiate between regional and dialectical variations of Standard English

The lessons in this chapter are available any time, enabling you to study language development and language skills whenever your schedule permits. Mobile accessibility ensures you're able to access this chapter at home or anywhere you can secure an Internet connection. Study the lessons at your own pace to improve your knowledge of this subject. When ready, check your understanding by taking mini quizzes and a chapter exam.

6 Lessons in Chapter 1: Language Development & Skills
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The Impact of Oral Language on Reading Development

1. The Impact of Oral Language on Reading Development

Oral language skills are fundamentally connected to the ability to learn reading. In this lesson, explore the direct links between oral language and reading development, and test your understanding with a brief quiz.

Oral Language Skills: Definition & Assessment

2. Oral Language Skills: Definition & Assessment

In this lesson, learn what oral language skills are and the components of oral language. We will also cover how you, as an educator, can assess oral language skills.

Linguistics: Language Development in Children

3. Linguistics: Language Development in Children

How does a baby's babble turn into intelligible speech? Are there underlining innate traits that drive language development in children? Or is it the social interaction with others that encourages language development? This lesson will explore these questions and discuss how aspects of language change over time.

Stages of Language Development: Pre-Linguistic and Symbolic Language

4. Stages of Language Development: Pre-Linguistic and Symbolic Language

How does language expression emerge in children? Learn about the development of syntax in children through the pre-linguistic and linguistic stages of language development in this lesson.

The Effects of Environment and Culture on Language Development

5. The Effects of Environment and Culture on Language Development

Both environmental and cultural factors have an impact on early language development. This lesson will provide examples to consider and discuss possible reasons for this impact.

Regional & Dialectical Variations of Standard English

6. Regional & Dialectical Variations of Standard English

The English language is complex, with multiple regional and dialectical variations. In this lesson, we examine the different variations of the English language in the United Kingdom and the United States.

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