The University of Iowa

Oral Language

Speaking and listening skills are the foundation of literacy development in children. Oral language serves as the basis for written language.

Paraphrase Game

Players describe nouns so that other players can guess them. This game provides practice using paraphrasing strategies, which are helpful when a speaker is struggling to use an unknown word.

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Supporting Your Children's and Teens' Home Learning Guide

In order to support families with children who may be participating in virtual instruction or otherwise learning at home, this guide offers tips on establishing home learning areas, improving the home-based learning experience, and utilizing web resources for students kindergarten-Grade 6 and Grades 7-12 in the subjects of English-language arts, science, social studies, and history. Web resources for assistive technology for home learning are also included for students with reading disabilities.

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