Novel Words

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

Supporting Materials

Tips for Teachers

Tips for Teachers: Dual Language Learners

Tips for Teachers: Poster Set

Tools for Teachers

Tips for Families

Activities with Families

Tools for Supervisors

Helpful Resources

Materials for Trainers


Optional Slide

Presenter Notes

Learning Activity: Conversations from Children’s Books

Learning Activity: Around the Classroom – Brainstorming Novel Words

Learning Activity: Developing an Action Plan

Learning Activity: Filling in Phrases

Supplemental Videos

Supplemental Videos: Dual Language Learners

AIAN Materials


Presenter Notes

All AIAN Materials

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Topic:Teaching Practices


Resource Type: Video

National Centers: Early Childhood Development, Teaching and Learning

Age Group: Preschoolers

Last Updated: June 5, 2018