Language Strategies implements high-interest, curriculum-based lessons focusing on language comprehension, oral expression, and story grammar knowledge. Each book design includes three units that give students instruction and opportunities to practice listening, oral expression skills, and story grammar elements. The reproducible lessons reinforce listening, questioning, categorizing, sequencing, reasoning, and vocabulary skills.
Language Strategies integrates whole language philosophy, classroom curriculum concepts, literature-based intervention techniques, and strategies for self-prompting. Lessons capitalize on students’ visual strengths by providing creative, visual reminders of strategies. The program components include lessons, homework activities, skills checklists, parent newsletters, and a summer calendar. These materials work together to maximize learning, generalization, and skill maintenance.
In each Language Strategies book:
Unit One presents listening activities students need for classroom success and includes lessons on fact/opinion and giving/receiving directions.
Unit Two focuses on oral expression skills through activities involving categorization, comparing/contrasting, synonyms/antonyms, analogies, and multiple meaning words.
Unit Three practices the story grammar elements of main idea, cause and effect, summarizing, etc.
Language Strategies for Little Ones is for children in Grades K-1.
Language Strategies for Children is for students in Grades 2-5.
Language Strategies for Older Students is for students in Grades 5-8.
Any help working with middle and high school students is appreciated!! I was so happy to see this set improved by the older kids book. Thanks so much!
I am a school SLP who has to frequently visit classrooms. These books go well with what they are learning in the classroom and their curriculum. I love how they have many materials there for you and lesson ideas. They also have story books to go along with lessons. I use these almost every day for ideas.
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I enjoy your products and love your language games/activities. I would like more interactive products and language stimulating toys for early childhood. I work with many pre-kindergarten students and would benefit from a larger variety of products for children at this age. I love the fluency enhancing tools and the Magne Talk activities.