Oral Language Essay

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862.515 English 2 and Learning Languages
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Literacy is the ability to read, write, speak, and listen. It is also the ability to express and to communicate, in order to get more knowledge. Below are the reading overviews that will contribute more sense of what this is all about.
Being literate is to be able to work with the language on paper. Meaning we use words, phrases, sentences and other communicative strategies as resource materials; this is similarly with oral language since this is a way of communicating with people. Oral Language is made up of five components; (1.) Develop Listening and Speaking Skills it focuses on how educators need to model good listening and speaking skills for their learners to do the same. For instance educators must give a time frame for learners to have a “waiting time” to answer a question. (2.) Teach a Variety of Spoken Text, Michael Halliday recommended the seven functions of language that can be used by educators to involve all learners to extend their oral talk. One example of this is questioning and interviewing a child using Bloom’s Taxonomy. This will give support to the learners to be more active and be cooperative inside the classroom especially the shy learners. (3.) Create Language Learning Environment provides 3 key elements for educators to design an effective teaching and learning setting to inspire learner’s concentration in their education. This is by giving them a chance to be involved in making displays, practice a “have a go!” attitude and to model good listening skills. (4.) Teaching and Extending Vocabulary and Conceptual Knowledge concentrates in the knowledge of word meaning such as individual words, word-learning strate...

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...he learners but for the educators too. These four readings cover a lot of strategies that will give educators an idea of what literacy really is. Educators just need to be more patient in understanding that not every learner is the same. God maybe created every human a like in features but there are still differences that make people unique.

• C. R Jacks (2008). Teaching Listening and Speaking from Theory to Practice. Cambridge University Pres.32 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10013-2473, USA.
• Professional Development Service (2012). Five Components of Effective Oral Language Instruction14, Joyce Way, Park West Business Park, Nangor Road, Dublin 12.
• Rowsell, J, McLean. C, Hamilton. M. Real-Time teaching (2012) Visual Literacy as a Classroom approach. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy 55(5) International Reading Association. (pp. 444–447)
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