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.

Supporting Materials

Tips for Teachers [PDF, 159KB]

Tips for Teachers: Dual Language Learners [PDF, 261KB]

Tips for Teachers: Poster Set [PDF, 246KB]

Tools for Teachers [PDF, 204KB]

Tools for Teachers: Expansions [PDF, 100KB]

Tips for Families [PDF, 277KB]

Tools for Supervisors [PDF, 102KB]

Helpful Resources [PDF, 91KB]

Materials for Trainers

Presentation [PPTX, 99MB]

Optional Slide [PPTX, 1.0MB]

Presenter Notes [PDF, 1.1MB]

Learning Activity: Practicing Responses that Expand [PDF, 82KB]

Learning Activity: Capturing Expansions Video Activity [PDF, 137KB]

Learning Activity: Developing an Action Plan [PDF, 87KB]

Supplemental Videos [PPTX, 25MB]

Supplemental Videos: Dual Language Learners [PPTX, 55MB]

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Topic:Teaching Practices

Resource Type: Video

Last Updated: December 19, 2017