Expansions presentation (revised)

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The Power Point presentation shares how expansions create opportunities for extended conversations. The presentation also identifies strategies used to expand on what children say in the classroom. More importantly, the Power Point outlines a working definition of extended conversations and details how expanding on what children say benefit them and the teachers.

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Expansions presentation (revised)

  1. 1. EXTENDING THE CONVERSATION: EXPANSIONS JANUARY 2012 V. 1
  2. 2. FRAMEWORK FOR EFFECTIVE PRACTICE SUPPORTING SCHOOL READINESS FOR ALL CHILDREN FOCUS ON FOUNDATION
  3. 3. EXTENDING THE CONVERSATION: EXPANSIONS Objectives:  To understand how expansions create opportunities for extended conversation.  To identify strategies used to expand on what children say.
  4. 4. WHAT ARE EXTENDED CONVERSATIONS? Extended conversations are rich back-and-forth exchanges that help children develop more complex language and thinking skills.
  5. 5. EXPANDING ON WHAT CHILDREN SAY SCAFFOLDS CONVERSATIONS Expansions provide additional language in response to children’s words to extend conversations. Look a plane! I see a plane flying high in the sky. You went on a plane with your grandma. Where did the plane take you? I go on a plane with my grandma before.
  6. 6. HOW DOES EXPANDING ON WHAT CHILDREN SAY BENEFIT CHILDREN? •Increases vocabulary. •Helps children learn more language to understand their actions and to express their ideas. Introducing Novel Words Engaging in Thick Conversations •Models back-and-forth exchanges. •Assists children in learning how to communicate more clearly and accurately. Extended Conversations •Develops knowledge of new concepts and skills. •Enhances children’s understandings throughout the conversation. Expanding on What Children Say Asking Questions •Expands high-level thinking skills. •Provides opportunities for children to think about their thinking and evaluate their understandings.
  7. 7. HOW DOES EXPANDING ON WHAT CHILDREN SAY BENEFIT TEACHERS? I can add new information to the conversation. Tells me what children understand and comprehend. These conversations provide me with a great opportunity for ongoing child assessment and ideas for my curriculum planning.
  8. 8. EXPAND ON CHILDREN’S WORDS TO SCAFFOLD LANGUAGE Ways to Expand on MY Words. Make my phrase more complete. Make my phrase more complex. Add novel and interesting words.
  9. 9. EXPAND ON CHILDREN’S WORDS TO SCAFFOLD THINKING Ways to Expand on MY Words Summarize my thoughts. Link to prior knowledge. Apply to my world. Connect concepts. Relate to my life. Relate to my actions. Explain thinking. Invite me to think.
  10. 10. NOW IT’S YOUR TURN! • Expand on children’s words. • Add more complex language. • Add new information to support thinking.
  11. 11. For more Information, contact us at: NCQTL@UW.EDU or 877-731-0764 This document was prepared under Grant #90HC0002 for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Head Start, by the National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning.

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