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Ch 2: TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Language Development & Instruction

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Review ways to support language development in young children, so you can feel prepared for these types of questions on the TExEs Core Subjects EC-6 exam.

TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Language Development & Instruction - Chapter Summary

With the lessons in this chapter, reflect on what you've learned about linguistics and language development. Study strategies for teaching and assessing language development in young students. As you prepare for the TExES Core Subjects EC-6 exam, you'll explore:

  • The development of language in children
  • Types of language delays and diverse learning needs
  • The comparison of oral and written language styles
  • Reading aloud to connect written and oral words
  • Strategies for assessing language development

Our instructors have specially formulated the lessons in this chapter to review information about language development and instruction you are likely to see on the exam. To test your knowledge of these topics, take a self-assessment quiz after each lesson. Track your progress on your Dashboard and after completing the chapter, take the cumulative exam to see how well you've retained the material.

6 Lessons in Chapter 2: TExES Core Subjects EC-6: Language Development & Instruction
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Linguistics: Language Development in Children

1. 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.

Language Delays in Children: Definition, Examples & Types

2. Language Delays in Children: Definition, Examples & Types

Find out just what a language delay is and some of the potential factors that cause this problem. An example is provided and a short, anti-Teletubbies quiz follows.

Major Differences Between Oral and Written Language Styles

3. Major Differences Between Oral and Written Language Styles

Several differences contrast oral and written communication. Some differences seem obvious, but there's more to it. Retention, preciseness and engagement are just a few main differences.

How Read Alouds Support Emergent Literacy

4. How Read Alouds Support Emergent Literacy

There are so many different reasons to read aloud to children of all ages. In this lesson, you will begin to understand how reading to younger children helps support their emergent literacy and put them on the path to being lifelong readers.

Understanding Diverse Learning Needs

5. Understanding Diverse Learning Needs

Students each have unique skills, abilities, and needs that need to be addressed. This lesson will explain several ways students can be different from one another and how you can tailor your instruction to address their needs.

Oral Language Skills: Definition & Assessment

6. 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.

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