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ECE 315 Language Acquisition ePortfolio

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Language Acquisition ePortfolio
Kristin Worden
ECE315: Language Development in Young Children
Professor Mar Navarro
October 7, 2014

My name is Kristin Worden and I am 25 years old. I am currently active duty military in the Coast Guard and stationed in Valdez, AK but originally from Florida. I am very close to attaining my Bachelors degree through Ashford University in Early Childhood Education.

My future career goals would be to work in the education field, hopefully teaching 2nd or 3rd grade and potentially working with Deaf children as well. Children are our future and I think it is so important to have teachers who love children and want to help develop them into becoming successful members of society.
The purpose of acquiring language is to make meaning with words. Children start learning language from day one of their lives through interaction with family and later on, with friends and peers outside of the family.

The main components of language acquisition are phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and an extensive vocabulary. It is important that teachers realize how important it is to extensively cover each component to set the children up for success in their language development.
Summary of Beliefs
Language Rich Environment

The environment is which children learn can be just as important as the material that is being taught. Having the classroom set up in such a way that fosters communication and a language-rich environment. This assignment shows an example of a classroom that is set up in such a way that promotes communication and interactions.
During Week 3 I had to do a mock interview with myself as if I were a preschool teacher getting asked questions about language development. I used personal experiences and knowledge gained through the class so far on language acquisition and the stages of development. I look forward to the day when I can actually call myself a teacher and potentially be able to assist another student with an assignment like this.
Stages of Language Development Analysis
It is essential to have a well thought out and planned lesson plan for language acquisition in the classroom. My lesson plan consists of activities that involve games, visuals and peer interaction. The children can have fun while learning language and gaining better knowledge of language development.
Literacy Lesson Plan
Language Reflection
A communication disorder is something that affects an individual's ability to use language. As a teacher or childcare provider, it is important to be knowledgeable of different kinds of communication disorders and to be able to recognize the signs of a child possibly having one so the proper referrals can be made and lesson plans can me modified for the student.
How will I support children's language development as a teacher?

Always keeping parents and families aware of the child's progress
By being an example of how to use proper language on a daily basis
Not correcting or criticizing the students, but simply repeating back in the correct form
Always being encouraging and patient with the children
Using plenty of visual aids along with fun and entertaining material to assist with instructing
Staying educated with the latest methods of teaching the students
References Used
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