The Conversational Classroom: Lesson Plans for Preschool Language Learning Through Interaction

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Communication Counts, 1995 - Language arts (Preschool) - 603 pages
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This is a complete & thorough resource book for early childhood professionals, including preschool teachers, speech-language pathologists, early intervention specialists, administrators, librarians & others who are in the ideal position to help children become effective communicators during daily activities. It is based on the premise that children learn language best in their natural interactions & conversations with others. Each of the 33 thematically organized weekly units contain lesson plans with over 1000 activities for free play/pretend play, circle times, small group activities, & snack time. In addition, each lesson plan provides interactive language & articulation targets as well as literacy experiences. Other features of this excellent resource include rebus recipes to promote emergent literacy; a take-home illustrated review story for each week to encourage parent participation; new & familiar stories with story prop patterns; patterns with clear line drawings that have warm & inviting detail; & reviews of hundreds of children's books that can facilitate language. Author Jennifer Carroll, M.A., a speech-language pathologist, developed a language preschool & provides inservices & courses for early childhood professionals. To order, call: (800) 879-4214, or write BookCrafters, 613 Industrial Dr., Chelsea, MI 48118-0370.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
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DESIGN OF THE CONVERSATIONAL CLASSROOM
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THE CONVERSATIONAL CLASSROOM LESSON PLANS
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