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Three Period Lesson
Oral Language
  Oral language Exercises
  Enrichment of Vocabulary
  Language Training
Written Language
  Written language exercises
  Graphic Symbols and their Key Sounds
  Sound Games
  Sandpaper Letters
  Moveable Alphabet
  Metal Insets
  Sorting Symbols
  Writing on Paper
  Upper and lower case letters
  Capial letters, Periods, Commas and Questions Marks
  Creative Writing
  Phonetic Object Box
  Phonogram Object Box
  Activity Words
  Puzzle Words 1
  Little Booklets
  Reading Folders
  Phonogram Dictionnary
  Puzzle Words 2
  Reading Classification
Total Reading
  Function of Words
  The Article
  The Adjective
  Logical Adjective Game
  Detective Adjective Game
  The Conjunction
  The Preposition
  The Verb
  The Adverb
  Logical Adverb Game
  Aspects of the Verb
  Continuation of Commands
Reading Analysis
  Simple Sentence Stage 1
  Simple Sentence Stage 2
  Word Study
Language Summary
  Writing and Reading
Cultural Work
  Music and Dance
  Biological Science
  Physical Science

Oral language Exercises

When the child arrives in a Montessori classroom, he already has a completion of the spoken language. During his first three years of life, the child has been constructing his language and now, in the Montessori classroom, he will be consolidating what he knows. Because the child's will is being constructed, he can consciously begin to explore language. This is the perfect time for the child to gain the correct tools in his home language.

To teach the child correct oral language, Montessori split the learning into two groups. The first group she called: "The Enrichment of Vocabulary". In these activities, the child learns new words on a daily basis through formal lessons and classified groups. The second group of oral work is called: "Language Training". In these Exercises, the child experiences a great variety of language experiences. He learns through the many forms of literature, Exercises in self-expression, and games to learn the grammar of the language. Through both of these groups of Exercises, the child's later learning in reading will be facilitated by the recognition of words. This is the foundation for all other language expressions.

The purposes in Montessori's Oral Language lessons are vast. Children will gain a clarity in speech, a large expansion of vocabulary, a familiarity in various aspects of language such as correct usage of the language, artistic expression, a large range of language, awareness of the language structure, and most importantly an appreciation and enjoyment of language. Through all of the Exercises, the child is also being indirectly prepared for the written language work of creative writing and later, total reading.

In the Oral Language lessons, materials are used from the classroom to aid the child's learning. Some lessons call for objects directly in the classroom, other lessons call for classified cards, different pieces of literature, and even the directress as a language model and source for learning. Because the directress is such an important part in the child's growth in the Oral Exercises, it is important for her to remember to do these lessons on a daily basis with every child in the class.



















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