Help children develop the knowledge and vocabulary they will need to become successful readers.

  • Take children on excursions and field trips to interesting places that will give them new domains of knowledge and vocabulary. For example, a class visit to a farm can be introduced and followed with rich class discussion about food and farming, in which you and the children use new words and concepts, such as “tractor,” “milking,” “plow,” “fields,” “planting.” Also, elicit individual conversations in which children have a chance to describe what they have seen.

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