A Collage of Young Children’s Communication
Experience and language are the foundation for reading, writing, and spelling in children.
This assignment involved five year old Jamal with whom I received permission to work with from his parents
The assignment included assessment test relevant to Jamal’s progress and development
The assessment involved an analysis on Jamal’s receptive mode capabilities.
Language experiences are important in harnessing reading and listening child qualities
Jamal was able to excel in reading anecdotes designed from his own personal experience
Jamal pronounced correctly words beyond his intellect based on his anecdote
In a child, words fostered from personal experience are easier to pronounce
These experiences are fundamental in fostering children into writers and readers
Adults learning foreign languages also apply to this rule
Productive modes are in connection with listening and reading capabilities
Research suggests that literature aspects are necessary in fostering reading and writing
Jamal’s personal experience involved a fascination with humming birds.
I included a book on humming birds to assess Jamal’s response to literature
Jamal is good at reading for his age but required assistance for the most part
Jamal is creative enough to use demonstrations to prove what he had learned
The next exercise involved dictation and independent writing
Oral dictation is the foundation for independent writing in children.
I engaged Jamal in a spelling exercise to develop his writing skills
Jamal also excelled in punctuation and writing, but with notable difficulty. He was however progressing.
Learning Story Observation Form
My name is Jamal. I am 5 years and months old
Date of Observation 25th June 2012
What does the observation tell me: Birth to three matters ?uFoundation Stage Curriculum ?A Healthy Child-Healthy Choices
Talk to children about the choices they have made and encourage them to find new areas to discover. What happened/has been observed
In all its subtleties, acquiring language is a child’s special province
Through language, children learn more on words and sentence
They also learn thought and strategy structures on words and sentences
Children are considered the best at acquiring meaning to words.
My assessment with Jamal concluded that language aspects require solid foundation on approach practice and principles
Failure to learn these practices and principles leads to discouragement among children
Parental support is also necessary to facilitate development in language aspects
Lack of or inadequate parental support hinders language learning in children
Solid foundation, support, and commitment facilitate excellence in language aspects
Jamal’s parents implement notes as literacy practices in their home.
Notes addressed to Jamal suit him best for his understanding
Carroll, J. B., & Casagrande, J. B. (2005). Language structuring experience. Children and Language, 187-208.
Johnston, J. E. (2002). The effect of the language experience approach on kindergarten children’s vocabulary.
Levine, L. E., & Munsch, J. (2011). Child development: An active learning approach. Thousand Oaks, Calif: SAGE.