Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking




-  Syntax: word order, grammar, sentence organization

-  Semantics: meaning of words and sentences

-  Pragmatics: the way language is used to communicate (social language)


Classroom Implications:

-  Limited expressive language skills

-  Poor sentence structure

-  Reading/writing deficits

-  Poor active listening

-  Limited skills in comprehension

-  Immature conversation skills

-  Inappropriate use of language forms

-  Difficulties narrating experiences


what We Do:

-  Functional language activities; phone book, forms, references materials, etc.

-  Use of authentic literature

-  Connections to curriculum

-  Pragmatic language groups

-  Critical thinking activities

-  Problem solving tasks