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Title: Learning New Words Through Read Alouds
Languages: English
Spanish Version: La educación y crianza de niños que aprenden dos idiomas: La lectura en voz alta enseña nuevas palabras
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Home
Family Child Care
Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Parents/Family
Keywords: Best Practices
Developmentally Appropriate Practice
Dual Language Learners
Early Literacy
Family Activities
Language Development
Reading to Children
Age Levels:
(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
Goals: 2. Demonstrate understanding and enjoyment of literature.
29. Use the home language to make connections and reinforce knowledge and skills across academic and social areas.
Learning Standards: 2.B. Recognize key ideas and details in stories.
2.D. Establish personal connections with books.
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.
Benchmarks: 2.B.ECa. With teacher assistance, ask and answer questions about books read aloud.
2.D.ECa. With teacher assistance, discuss illustrations in books and make personal connections to the pictures and story.
29.A.ECc. Exhibit foundational literacy skills in home language to foster transfer to English.
Domains: Developmental Domain 3: Language Development, Communication, & Literacy
Subdomain: Early Literacy