COPY AND ADD
Such an easy language strategy to use to expand children's language skills.
How to do it?
Repeat what they said and add another word on
- If they say one word, you say two
- If they say two, you add a third etc
I always focus on adding KEY WORDS (the words that add content), and do not count the grammatical words in this.
So, why model grammatical phrases?
- Research suggests that when modelling language utterances should be SIMPLIFIED but still grammatically accurate.
You can model a range of different word types. The visual below provides some great examples of language modelling strategies.