Ch 1: Language & Literacy Development

About This Chapter

This chapter centers on topics key to the linguistic development of students. You'll review what can impact student growth in this area as well as how you can foster such progress as an instructor.

Language & Literacy Development - Chapter Summary

This chapter goes over important considerations as to how students develop linguistically. The lessons within define key terminology while suggesting strategies you can employ in the classroom to best help students in this aspect of their development. By the end of the chapter, you'll have strengthened your understanding of the following:

  • The process of acquiring language
  • How oral language impacts reading development
  • Orthographic processing
  • The role of a student's native language in second language acquisition
  • Metacognitive skills involved with learning a second language
  • Techniques to help motivate students

The practice quizzes accompanying these lessons give you the ability to monitor your comprehension step-by-step, with a practice final exam at the end of the chapter providing a more overall test of your progress. And if you're feeling stuck at any point, you can always reach out to our professional instructors with your questions using the teacher or help tab.

7 Lessons in Chapter 1: Language & Literacy Development
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Language Acquisition: Definition, Theories & Stages

1. Language Acquisition: Definition, Theories & Stages

Have you ever wondered how humans are able to learn, process, comprehend and speak a language? In this lesson on language acquisition, we'll take a look at some distinctions between languages and learn how babies come to understand and speak a language.

Linguistics: Language Development in Children

2. 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.

The Impact of Oral Language on Reading Development

3. 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.

What is Orthographic Processing? - Definition & Explanation

4. What is Orthographic Processing? - Definition & Explanation

How does your brain remember information and recall it later? In this lesson, you'll look at the steps your brain takes as it processes information from short-term memory and stores it as long-term memory to use later for reading and writing.

The Role of Native Language in Second Language Acquisition

5. The Role of Native Language in Second Language Acquisition

In this lesson we explore the various schools of thought surrounding the use of native language in second-language education, ranging from using it often to not using it at all.

Metacognitive Skills Used in Learning a Second Language

6. Metacognitive Skills Used in Learning a Second Language

Metacognitive skills are essential to the acquisition of a second language. In this lesson, we will explain how metacognition is used to enhance learning in the classroom.

Motivational Tools for Students: Techniques & Examples

7. Motivational Tools for Students: Techniques & Examples

In this lesson, we will explore the importance of student motivation and ways that teachers can motivate their students through tools like rewards, praise, and encouraging independence.

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