Oral language and literacy development can be affected by physical health and ability, cultural characteristics, and socioeconomic factors, among other things. Students with difficulties in these areas often do not follow the typical rate of oral language and literacy development that other children do. To plan effective instruction, special education teachers must understand the typical literacy development of students across grade level bands, as well as their variations, in order to meet the needs of all students.
Design a 10-15 slide digital presentation describing typical language development, and factors that can influence that development, for each of the following grade level bands: Kindergarten, Grades 1-3, Grades 4-6, and Grades 7-8. Be sure to include a title slide, reference slide, and presenter’s notes.
Within your presentation, address the following:
- Identify typical language and literacy development.
- Analyze how oral language development influences literacy and academic achievement.
- Summarize how various factors (physical health and ability, cultural characteristics, socioeconomic factors, etc.) can influence language and literacy development within K-8 grade levels.
Support your work with 3-5 scholarly resources.