|Title:||Keep the Conversation Going With Young Dual Language Learners|
|Spanish Version:||Extendamos nuestras conversaciones con los niņos que aprenden dos idiomas
|Source of Publisher:||Illinois Early Learning Project
|Length of article:||Short
|Setting for which the article is intended:||● Child Care Center
● Preschool Program
|Intended Audience:||● Teachers/Caregivers
|Keywords:||● Best Practices
● Dual Language Learners
● Language Development
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
|● Infants and Toddlers (Birth To Age 3)
● Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
|Learning Areas:||● LANGUAGE ARTS
● ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNER HOME LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT
|Goals:||1. Demonstrate increasing competence in oral communication (listening and speaking).
28. Use the home language to communicate within and beyond the classroom.
29. Use the home language to make connections and reinforce knowledge and skills across academic and social areas.
|Learning Standards:||1.D. Speak using conventions of Standard English.
28.A. Use the home language at age-appropriate levels for a variety of social and academic purposes.
29.A. Use the home language to attain benchmarks across all the learning areas and to build upon and develop transferable language and literacy skills.