Decodable Readers Australia - Chatterbox Card Set
36 x Receptive and Expressive Language Cards
Product Code: CBC1
Oral Language is the foundation of all learning! It is the system through which we use spoken words to express knowledge, ideas, opinions and feelings. Developing oral language, then, means developing the skills and knowledge that go into listening and speaking, all of which have a strong relationship to reading and to writing.
It is important as educators that we provide opportunities for students to develop receptive and expressive language, and one way that we can do this is through scaffolded conversation.
Receptive language refers to how a child understands language. It is the “input” of language, the ability to understand and comprehend spoken language that you hear (or read).
Expressive language is the use of words, sentences, (and eventually writing), to convey meaning to others, express wants and needs, thoughts and ideas, argue a point of view, and develop the use of language to engage in successful interactions with others. It is important that students can put words together in accurate sentences and use grammar correctly.
Our new Chatterbox Card Set engages students in oral language development opportunities using ‘explore’ images. The teacher leads a conversation using the suggested questions on the back of each card. This is a time to develop receptive and expressive language, model and guide appropriate language structures, and monitor and track development.
What we love most about these picture prompt conversation cards is that the topics are age appropriate, students can make connections with the topics, and they are linked to content areas of the Australian Curriculum including Science, Geography, History, and Health (so you can build on knowledge and vocabulary).
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