The Critical Role of Oral Language in Reading Instruction and Assessment
Research has shown oral language—the foundations of which are developed by age 4—has a profound impact on children’s preparedness for kindergarten and on their success throughout their academic careers. If gaps exist, the resulting academic ability gaps persist or grow throughout their school experience, which is why a strong focus on oral language development in the early years is imperative for future academic success. This Education Insight examines the critical role of oral language in reading instruction and assessment and the implications for classroom teachers. Download and read it now.
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