The Importance Of Oral Language

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Almost all children learn the rules of their language at an early age through continuous use, and over time, without official instruction. Consequently, based on the natural aspect of speaking one source for learning must be genetic. Human beings are born with the ability to speak; they have an innate gift for figuring out the rules and jargons of the language used in their environment. The environment itself is also a significant aspect. Children learn the specific diversity of language that people around them speak every day. According to Heinemann for Teachers, Oral language is the system through which persons use spoken and verbal words to express knowledge, ideas, and feelings. Developing oral language, then, means developing and eveolving the skills and knowledge that go into listening and speaking- all of which have a sturdy relationship to reading, comprehension and to writing (Heinemanncom, 2015). Oral language is comprised of at least five key components: phonological skills, pragmatics, syntax, morphological skills, and vocabulary. According to Reading Rockets, all of these components of oral language are essential to communicate, connect and learn through conversation, discussion and spoken interaction, but there are significant distinctions among them that have consequences for literacy instruction (Readingrocketsorg, 2013). The development of oral language in the literacy program is very important to children. It is the language that introduces children to the
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