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Question: The following questions are based on the scenario below. Tom is a 4-year-old boy who stays with his granny in a village. Every evening his granny tells him short bedtime stories. He enjoys storytelling. He has just been admitted at a local daycare centre and the teacher is impressed by how Tom retells the stories to his peers at the centre. His language is characterised by more complex sentences that resemble that of older children. 1.1 Describe the language stage that Tom displays. Give concrete examples to support your answer. (15) 1.2 How can Tom’s grandmother employ advanced strategies and techniques to strengthen and promote his language skills through supplementary activities? (5) 1.3 Recommend ways that you as a teacher can explore to advance the literacy development of children like Tom. (

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10) 1.1 Tom exhibits the narrative stage of language development which typically begins around age 4. This is the stage when children can tell stories and relay events with a clear and logical sequence. His ability to retell granny's stories to his peers at the daycare centre is a prime example of this stage. Complex sentences and storytelling reveal a more mature grasp of language, exceeding his age expectation. 1.2 Tom's grandmother can employ the following strategies to promote and strengthen his language skills: - Use open-ended questions: Instead of asking yes/no questions, granny could try asking him questions that require more complex answers, such as "What do you think will happen next in the story?" - Encourage creative storytelling: She can motivate Tom to create his own stories. This enables him to use and practice his language skills, introducing new words and concepts into his speech. - Read more advanced books: Gradually introducing books with higher level vocabulary can push Tom to expand his language abilities. - Play word and story games: Activities like role play or puppet shows can reinforce the narrative skills he's developing and make language learning more fun. 1.3 As a teacher, you can advance the literacy development in children like Tom through: - Conduct storytelling sessions: Regularly conduct sessions where children can narrate a story and discuss them. This enhances their conceptual understanding and language skills. - Introduce varied texts: Provide a range of books, magazines, and newspapers to expose the children to diverse vocabulary and sentence structures. - Encourage writing: Motivate them to write their own stories. Writing can help children analyze their thoughts and generate complex sentences, enhancing their language skills. - Implement group reading: Group reading can enhance interaction among peers, promoting language development. - Use multimedia resources: Use of audios, videos, interactive softwares can make learning fun and engaging, leading to better language acquisition.

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April 17, 2024, 11:38 a.m.

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Published: Wednesday, April 17, 2024

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