Science Through Language: Language Through Science; Working With Teachers to Make Every Moment a Language Moment Preschool teachers have been tasked with developing emergent literacy skills, frequently co-teaching with a speech-language pathologist. Science activities offer opportunities to provide both content and language experiences in preschool and kindergarten. A “Language Through Science” (LTS) approach integrates language and science in preschool and kindergarten classrooms, emphasizing techniques that can ... Article
Article  |   June 01, 2009
Science Through Language: Language Through Science; Working With Teachers to Make Every Moment a Language Moment
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Catherine H. Gottfred
    Leap Learning Systems, Chicago, IL
  • John Lybolt
    Leap Learning Systems, Chicago, IL
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Development / School-Based Settings / Normal Language Processing / Attention, Memory & Executive Functions / Articles
Article   |   June 01, 2009
Science Through Language: Language Through Science; Working With Teachers to Make Every Moment a Language Moment
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, June 2009, Vol. 10, 51-58. doi:10.1044/sbi10.2.51
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, June 2009, Vol. 10, 51-58. doi:10.1044/sbi10.2.51
Abstract

Preschool teachers have been tasked with developing emergent literacy skills, frequently co-teaching with a speech-language pathologist. Science activities offer opportunities to provide both content and language experiences in preschool and kindergarten. A “Language Through Science” (LTS) approach integrates language and science in preschool and kindergarten classrooms, emphasizing techniques that can be the language underpinnings of emergent literacy. We review the theory, background, outcomes data, and sample activities of a language-focused science program that can help the speech-language pathologist support content with emergent literacy activities in a classroom curriculum.

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