oral language

Illustration with an ear listening, pencil writing, book for reading, and mouth for speaking

Read It, Say It, Hear It, Write It: Instructional Routines That Engage the Four Language Skill Areas

Tuesday, May 16, 2023
It is vital that all literacy instructional routines include synthetic and analytic practice activities that engage all four language skill areas.
Mother and daughter washing dishes

Learning English with your Children and Teens: Using a Chore Chart to Practice Overall Fluency

Tuesday, March 29, 2022
Planning out the week’s chores provides an excellent opportunity to practice English skills.
Person playing Paraphrase game holding card

Learning English With Your Children and Teens: Practice Paraphrasing With a New Game

Tuesday, February 22, 2022
English learners can have fun with their families and learn a communication strategy by making and playing a card game.
Girl and mother playing and retelling story. Girl has a teddy bear to act out what is happening in the book

Supporting Your Children’s and Teen’s Home Learning: Combine Reading Aloud With Guided Play to Develop Listening Comprehension Skills

Tuesday, December 14, 2021
Retelling a story with household items and conversation facilitates use of listening comprehension skills.
Family at a dinner table with food, smiling at dad speaking

Parent-Child Conversation: More Than Just Idle Chatter

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
When parents engage in meaningful oral conversations with children in the home, it can have a positive impact on their vocabulary skills and overall reading ability. Our tips can help foster more of these conversations.