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Concepts and vocabulary | HOBBIES

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The current volume of the series “Concepts and vocabulary” entitled “Concepts and vocabulary | HOBBIES” comprises, in total, 300 pages: a brief theoretical part and 292 pages of exercises with activities of increasing difficulty, divided into seven levels to develop step by step receptive and expressive language. The objective of the series of books lies in the enriching of vocabulary and the deeper exploration of concepts. Each volume presents twenty different concepts.

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    Age Group : 4+

    The development of vocabulary is important for:

    • cognitive development,
    • oral language comprehension and the reinforcement of communication skills,
    • the improvement of reading and decoding skills,
    • the comprehension of a text/written language.
    The stages of development of concepts and the expansion of the lexicon are the following:
      • Evaluation pages / Skill evaluation: this chapter includes evaluation pages for receptive language* and expressive language** (evaluation grid and test pages).
      • Choice of a concept: this chapter is dedicated to the choice of the concept to work on, adapted to the child’s age.
      • Examples of the concept: this chapter includes numerous activities that lead to understanding of the concept being worked on.
      • Following instructions: this chapter includes numerous instructions that enable the understanding and spontaneous use of the concept.
      • Closed questions: this chapter includes numerous closed questions that lead to the comprehension and spontaneous use of the concept.
      • Expression of the concept: this chapter includes expression activities (expressive language) that help the child start to identify the target concept and use it in a spontaneous and autonomous manner.
      • Definition and expansion: this chapter includes activities encouraging concept definition and increased vocabulary. When the child understands the concept and is able to identify it, he/she is asked to define it and develop his/her vocabulary.

    You may also be interested  in the book "Concepts and vocabulary | WEATHER AND NATURAL PHENOMENA".

  • Theory

    • Definition/Stages of language development
    • Importance of the teaching of vocabulary
    • Types of vocabulary
    • Process of the teaching of vocabulary
    • Overview activities
    • Concepts addressed

    Practice activities

    • Chapter 1 – Evaluation forms / Assessment of competence
    • Chapter 2 – Choice of a concept
    • Chapter 3 – Examples of the concept
    • Chapter 4 – Following instructions
    • Chapter 5 – Closed questions
    • Chapter 6 – Expression of the concept
    • Chapter 7 – Definition and expansion
  • Type: Paper or PDF file
    SKU: EN-EB1052
    Number of pages: 300
    Author: Alice Kassotaki - Speech Language Pathologist MSc, BSc
    Translation & Proofreading: Kristen Stone

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