Participants will discuss how educators use developmentally, culturally, and linguistically appropriate practices to scaffold children's oracy skills (listening/speaking) through inquiry-based, hands-on experiences. Participants will plan to actively engage young children to create an effective language and literacy learning environment with a focus on quality language interactions. Participants will also discover how to integrate families' cultural and linguistic wealth to increase children's oracy and emergent literacy skills. Throughout the session, consultant(s) will model strategies that increase varied forms of engagement.
Gateways Topics: Cultural and Individual Diversity, Developmentally Appropriate Practice, Early Literacy
Gateways Content Areas: (E) Interactions, Relationships & Environments
Gateways CDA Areas: (2) Physical/Intellectual