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					Language Experience Approach

  Tonja L. Root, Ed.D.
  Early Childhood & Reading Education
  Valdosta State University
  Valdosta, GA 31698-0092
  1. Provide an experience.
Experience  must be meaningful &
 in which all participated:
 school   experience
 book read aloud
 field trip
  2. Talk about the experience.
Students & teacher discuss
 experience:
 to generate words/vocabulary
 to review the experience
 to extend their understanding

Ask   open-ended questions.
  3. Record the dictation.
Teacher  writes down child’s
 dictation:
 for individuals: in booklets or sheets
  of paper.
 for groups: on chart paper or using
  word processor.
  3. Record the dictation (cont.).
About   teacher’s writing:
 Write neatly.
 Preserve as much student language
  as possible.
 Keep editing of word choice &
  grammar to a minimum.
  3. Record the dictation (cont.).
For   individual texts:
 Take  dictation until child finishes or
  hesitates.
 When child hesitates, reread what
  has been written & encourage child
  to continue.
  3. Record the dictation (cont.).
For   group texts:
 Children   take turns dictating
  sentences.
 After writing each sentence, teacher
  rereads it.
   4. Read the text.
Teacher  models reading & correct
 intonation by reading text aloud,
 pointing to each word.
Children read the text together.
Individuals may take turns reading.
Text may be copied & distributed
 to children.
  5. Extend language abilities.
Language    abilities may be
 reinforced through teacher-directed
 activities related to the dictation:
 phoneme-grapheme     correspondence
 punctuation: sentence markers
 capitalization: sentences, proper nouns
 words/vocabulary

				
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