First up, is "Vocabulary Development: Working with Disadvantaged Populations".
This 18-page packet includes:
- reasons why vocabulary should be considered as a therapy goal,
- limitations of poor readers,
- components of a strong vocab program,
- groups of children that are at risk,
- ways to explicitly teach vocabulary,
- a structural routine for vocabulary,
- word learning strategies,
- tips for older non-readers.
What I loved most about this pack are:
* the simple tips that it offers to educators to improve vocabulary development,
* specifically refraining from "dumbing down" our own vocabulary.
* the step by step "explicit vocabulary instruction" portion of this powerpoint.
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Next up, is "Narrative Assessments of Preschool and School Aged Children".
- reasons to assess narrative abilities,
- a list of story telling features, types of narratives,
- explanations for a series of standardized/normed tests that assess narratives (Renfrew Bus Story, The Strong Narrative Assessment Procedure, Test of Narrative Language, Narrative Assessment Protocol, and Narrative Language Measures),
- advantages for informal narrative assessment,
- ways to elicit fictional narratives,
- narrative assessment procedures,
- an in depth discussion of narrative microstructure (content and form),
- an in depth discussion of narrative macrostructure (use),
- word finding related to story retelling,
- perspective taking as it relates to narratives,
- narrative ages and stages,
- writing measurable narrative goals,
- 8 easy to read appendices,
- FREE resources!
What I love most about this pack are:
* the exhaustive list of areas that story telling encompasses (I have to admit, I hadn't really thought of all of the areas that this packet mentions!),
* specific definitions of the types of narratives,
* the extensive list of narrative assessments,
* the microstructure vs. macrostructure explanations,
* a discussion of word finding as it relates to story retelling,
* the explanation of perspective taking, and the narrative ages and stages (for real - this graph/explanation alone is worth getting the packet for!)
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Tatyana also reviewed my "Robot Phonological Awareness" pack and "Common Core Based Language Assessment". You can find her review HERE. If you'd like a chance to win "Robot Phonological Awareness", enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below! Tatyana will also be doing a giveaway of her Vocabulary Development resource, so check out her blog to enter!
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