Growing up with a hearing loss results in a constant struggle to learn language at the same rate as age peers. The Language Strategies books are good ‘grab and go’ materials that have clear lessons and ready-made student materials. Each lesson has a clear objective for the desired behavior change in the student, how to set the stage for learning, modeling suggestions, guided practice and independent practice. The CD makes it easy to reproduce student materials and the topics are many that are challenging for students with hearing loss. The Language Strategies books are good to have on hand, especially for the itinerant teacher who needs to work on many goals at the same time. These books may also be ideal for family members who want to support their child’s school success! Karen Anderson, Director
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 for Older Students Gr 5-8. Table of Contents
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.
Book Lengths: Older Students 180 pages.