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Share Stories During the Holidays

Sharing stories in the classroom and at home is the most important way to support literacy, according to Gordon Wells, who conducted a 10-year study of oral language development in the home and at school at the University of California at Santa Cruz. “Constructing stories in the mind — or storytelling, as it has been…
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Response to Conversation

“Talk is the foundation of a child’s learning life. Through language meaning is built.” Lucy Calkins says in her book Raising Lifelong Learners. When children begin to converse it is crucial they feel heard. We must listen openly to them, “If you want children to talk with you, you need to accept what they say and…
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