Toolkit Orientation Watch our full webinar hosted on June 10, 2020 — and follow along using our supplementary presentation Couldn’t make the live webinar? We recorded the entire program, it’s available for viewing here! Download the Presentation Contact the Language Learning Project Have questions? Need help? Connect with us Connect with us… Thank you for…

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June 10, 2020 Workshop Resources Language Learning Project: Strategies for Supporting Dual Language Learners Birth to 5 Thank you for joining us for Language Learning Project: Strategies for Supporting Dual Language Learners Birth to 5. Below you’ll find all the resources you’ll need to complete each session. Share on Facebook Facebook Share on Email Email…

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Environmental Supports All the ways that your environment promotes an atmosphere of inclusiveness and supports learning in ALL languages. Environmental supports include materials, classroom organization, representations on the walls and throughout the classroom, the daily schedule, and all the ways that your environment promotes an atmosphere of inclusiveness and supports learning in ALL languages. Share…

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Strategy 5 Center Extentions Child-initiated and adult-facilitated learning opportunities where the adult listens and responds to the child’s active discovery Plan center-based opportunities with appropriate environments and materials for independent and/or small group time to explore the concepts presented and practice the language being learned. These are child-initiated and adult-facilitated learning opportunities where the adult…

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Strategy 4 Songs & Chants All children can be engaged in singing and chanting that promotes vocabulary imprinting, language use, and meaning making. The use of songs and chants builds a sense of community as well as teaches content and new vocabulary. All children can be engaged in singing and chanting that promotes vocabulary imprinting,…

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Strategy 3 Intentional Message Engaging children with new concepts in both their home language and English Language modeling is among the most effective teaching strategies educators can use. Engaging children with new concepts in both their home language and English provides a foundation to build new learning on what children already know. The intentional message…

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Strategy 2 Vocabulary Imprinting The intentional and repetitive use of movements, signals, and gestures provide cues to activate meaning for selected vocabulary. The intentional and repetitive use of movements, signals, and gestures provide cues to activate meaning for selected vocabulary. These cues help children recall and repeat words which enhance language use and comprehension. With…

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Strategy 1 Anchor Texts Educators use repetitive vocabulary to map language on to infants and toddlers everyday experiences. Educators use repetitive vocabulary to map language on to infants and toddlers everyday experiences and these anchor experiences support repetitive, verbal interactions that develop into more complex conversations. These anchor experiences support language development related to the…

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