Discover language and literacy development in early childhood classrooms using Opening the World of Learning™ (OWL™). There is emphasis on Morning Meeting, Literacy Circle, Story Time, Center Time, and Small Groups. The workshop explores how lessons transition from whole-group literacy activities to small groups and centers. Educators learn how to incorporate Amazing Words and conversations throughout the day to support and extend learning. Participants discover how lessons and centers encourage purposeful and playful activities. There is also mention of the English language development lessons that support English language learners in language acquisition and production. This hands-on, interactive workshop prepares educators to teach the literacy-based instruction in the OWL™ program.
By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
• Evaluate and implement language and literacy activities to support the age-appropriate development of concepts, oral language, phonological awareness, print awareness, and alphabet knowledge.
• Implement transition from whole group to small group and center activities.
• Use conversations with students as a means to build vocabulary and develop oral language.
• Use the program’s built-in EL suggestions and ELD lessons to promote language acquisition and production.
Number of Participants: 30
Length: 6 Hours
Product Name: Opening the World of Learning (OWL) ©2011: Language and Literacy in Early Childhood: Making It Purposeful and Playful
Invoice Title: OWL:LANG & LITER MKNG IT PURPOSEFUL
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