Language-Rich Environment

Saskatchewan Reads

Clubs and Reading Document 052 (225x150)Early reading literacy learning approaches support students’ language development to build vocabulary and increase conceptual knowledge, this results in higher level language skills that lead to competencies in reading and comprehension. Educators are literacy models providing rich demonstrations, interactions and shared literacy experiences, which include supporting genuine conversations with peers and adults.

Oral language can be developed through:

• meaningful conversations (listening and expressing ideas);
• open-ended questions; and
• reflective discussions (offering opinions).photo-8 (225x168)

Reading experiences happen throughout the day with individuals and with small and large groups. Students have many opportunities to explore text types and real-world materials through literacy experiences and inquiry based learning (Early Reading Strategy, 2009).


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