IMPROVING THE LANGUAGE SKILLS OF PUPILS IN KINDERGARTEN – AN EXAMPLE OF GOOD PRACTICE
[ZLEPSOVANIE JAZYKOVYCH SCHOPNOSTI ZIAKOV V MATERSKEJ SKOLE – PRIKLAD DOBREJ PRAXE]
The author presents an example of good practice in the direction of systematic development of children's language skills in kindergarten. Language skills, and especially phonemic awareness, are the so-called strong predictors of possible problems, resp. written language disorders in the future. By deliberately developing them, it is possible to eliminate these problems, or reduce the risk of speech disorders. However, it is necessary to use appropriate methods, such as e.g. metacognitive strategies. One of them is the Phonemic Awareness Training according to D. B. Elkonin, which was also used in the presented research. Using this method, the language skills of a group of 21 preschool children in kindergarten were significantly improved. The results show a significant improvement in children's language skills.
Predictors of written speech disorders, language skills, phonemic awareness training according to D. B. Eľkonin, preschool age, kindergarten
Pages: 164 - 180