Oral language skills and phonics are some of the most important foundations for success in life. If you’re looking for ways to ensure that the children in your care have strong language, communication, and reading skills these oral language lesson plans for preschool are the best place to start.
A Year of Oral Language Lesson Plans for Preschoolers
There are few things more important than reading and language. These skills provide the foundation for success in life, so it makes sense if you want to ensure that your kids have a solid grounding early on.
Knowledge is power, and knowing how to read can be the difference between success or failure in life. Nonetheless there has been a great divide among parents as they struggle with finding effective ways on teaching children oral language.
This blog post will show you the research based methods that work without drilling with flashcards or relying on printable worksheets. By the end of this 40 week program, your preschooler will have the language skills needed to be ready for learning to read.
It will be a foundational component to your literacy based preschool program.
These preschool oral language lesson plans are just one component of our trusted and effective Daily Lessons in Preschool Literacy Curriculum. The full curriculum of lesson plans include:
And while these lesson plans were designed specifically for preschoolers, the language skills taught are also appropriate for kindergarten students. In fact, many teachers use these as oral language lesson plans for kindergarteners.
FAQ About Developing Language Skills in Preschoolers
Oral language, which can sometimes be referred to as spoken language, includes both listening and speaking skills. These are the ways in which human communicate.
Oral language provides the foundation for word reading and plays a vital role in developing comprehension skills. Reading is a language-based skill. The relationship between oral language and reading is reciprocal with each influencing the other to varying degrees as children progress through school. [source]
Simple language activities can be powerful for preschoolers and toddlers who are developing oral language skills. Our Daily Lessons in Oral Language Preschool Lesson Plans include a range of developmental skills for toddlers, preschool, and kindergarten.
From listening to instructions and taking turns in a discussion to offering descriptions and responding to poems, songs, and written text, oral language lessons will give your toddler or preschooler the right pre-reading skills to set them up for success.
The single most important thing teachers and parents can do to improve language skills in children is to allow ample opportunities to talk! A classroom shouldn’t be quiet, but it should always be humming with the busy words of children as they are learning.
Other strategies to improve oral language skills in preschoolers include reading, asking open ended questions, making observations, and modeling language. Our Daily Lessons in Oral Language Preschool Lesson Plans include practice in all the most critical language skills needed for both reading and social success.
The Daily Lessons in Oral Language Preschool Lesson Plans Curriculum
Here’s the step-by-step overview of the learning sequence for teaching oral language activities for early childhood using my Daily Lessons in Preschool Oral Language Curriculum.
You’ll get daily lesson plans that explain in detail exactly what to teach, when to teach, and how to teach spoken language skills to your preschoolers. It’s not an addition to any literacy program. It IS a systematic oral language program for preschoolers.
Song, Poem, or Fingerplays
Each day begins with a fun song, poem, nursery rhyme, or fingerplay. This is a really play-based way to get the children involved and practicing new skills. Children learn new vocabulary words and comprehension skills in this daily routine.
Additionally, each week features a single song, poem, nursery rhyme, or fingerplay, but the corresponding activities change each day, so young children get plenty of practice.
Targeted Skill-Based Activities for Early Language Learners
The Daily Lessons in Oral Language Preschool Lesson Plans follows a scope and sequence that is systematic in skill progression. Preschoolers start the beginning of the year playfully learning oral language skills with activities designed to target the skills they need most to be successful in preschool.
How to Use the Daily Lessons in Oral Language Curriculum
The preschool language activities offered in this curriculum encourage your child to try new skills through the included read alouds, open ended questions, and playful games. It’s of music and gross motor activities to keep your preschooler enthusiastically learning!
These activities are designed to be short, yet effective. Teachers can set aside 10-15 minutes each day to do a formal lesson and activities can be done after quick transitions. It’s easy to fit them into your preschool schedule.
Get a Sample of the Daily Lessons in Oral Language Curriculum Here
Think your preschoolers will benefit from the Daily Lessons in Preschool Oral Language Curriculum? Download a free sample below. But you won’t just get oral lanague. You’ll also get the following in the sample:
I’m Sarah, an educator turned stay-at-home-mama of five! I’m the owner and creator of Stay At Home Educator, a website about intentional teaching and purposeful learning in the early childhood years. I’ve taught a range of levels, from preschool to college and a little bit of everything in between. Right now my focus is teaching my children and running a preschool from my home. Credentials include: Bachelors in Art, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.