The Conversational Classroom: Lesson Plans for Preschool Language Learning Through Interaction
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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DESIGN OF THE CONVERSATIONAL CLASSROOM
THE CONVERSATIONAL CLASSROOM LESSON PLANS
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activity Read animals apple appropriately ARTICULATION TARGETS Ask children baby baking bowls bread butcher paper carrot cheese classroom adult CLOSING CIRCLE construction paper Conversational Classroom copula cornstarch crackers crayons cups Day 3 FREE Day 4 FREE dirt Discovery Center dreidel Encourage children finger play fish flour food coloring FREE PLAY Give each child glue Greeting song GROUP ACTIVITY hands ice cream ingredients Interactive INTERACTIVE/PRAGMATIC TARGETS kite laminate LANGUAGE TARGETS learning LITERACY EXPERIENCES Maintain a topic markers milk mittens mural noodles pancake Participate in shared peanut butter piece plastic play dough popcorn poster board printed pumpkin rainbow raisins rebus recipe sandwich shared book-reading experience shoe snack song or activity sound soup spider stir SUPPLIES take turns Talk tape Teddy Bear tempera paint THEME Three Little Pigs vegetables verbs water table Weekly Review Story words York