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Early Language & Literacy KnowledgeBase

This KnowledgeBase archive includes content and external links that were accurate and relevant as of September 30, 2019.

The Early Language and Literacy KnowledgeBase is an online resource supporting language and literacy development in early learners from birth through age eight. Its focus is to support parents and caregivers in helping early learners with their language and literacy development, and teachers in enhancing their instruction for early learners from pre-Kindergarten through Grade 3.

Task 3: Expressive Language

Guideline: As described in a National Library of Medicine Medline Plus article on language disorders in children, "children with an expressive language disorder have problems using language to express what they are thinking or need." This task provides information on expressive language.




Expressive Language Disorder

This article from the Children's Speech Care Center website describes expressive language disorder.


Language, Learning, and A Place Called School: Learning Language and Using Language to Learn

This article from the Center for Development and Learning website discusses the systems of language (receptive and expressive), as well as three components of language (phonology, structure and meaning) and highlights why language is important for learning and the social context of school.