Oral Language and Vocabulary Development.

A presentation given at the 2008 Reading First National Conference on the importance of oral language instruction.  Listening builds critical fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, and of course, listening skills.  Listening comprehension (i.e. a large vocabulary in terms of language ability and background knowledge) is key to reading comprehension and written composition.  In fact, the greater a student’s vocabulary in the younger grades, the greater their reading comprehension in the later grades.  Sites various research including Gough and Tumner (1986), Tabors (2001) and Cunningham and Stanovich (1997).  Read Presentation

Publication:      Reading First National Conference
Author:             Dr. Mary E. Dahlgren
Publish Date:   2008