Expansions, Birth to Five

Expansions are ways to expand on what a child says or does during a conversation. This in-service suite describes how to use expansions to extend conversations with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers to promote their language development.

Novel Words, Birth to Five

Conversations help children develop varied vocabularies. Find out how to use everyday talks with children to help them learn more vocabulary words.

Thick and Thin Conversations, Birth to Five

"Thick" conversations are the extended back-and-forth exchanges between a teacher and a child. This in-service suite describes teaching practices to engage infants, toddlers, and prescholers in "thick" conversations.

Expansions

Expansions are ways to expand on what a child says or does during a conversation. This in-service suite describes how to use expansions to extend conversations with children to promote their language development.

Asking Questions

Learn the strategies in this in-service suite for using questions to extend conversations with children.

Thick and Thin Conversations

"Thick" conversations are the extended back-and-forth exchanges between a teacher and a child. This in-service suite describes teaching practices to engage children in "thick" conversations.

Providing Feedback

Explore this in-service suite to learn how to provide feedback to children that supports them. Teacher feedback can help children’s learning and encourage effort.