Language Development In 5-6 Year Olds

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This quiz assesses the quiz taker's knowledge of language development in 5-6 year olds. It should be taken after the quiz taker receives the accompanying brochure through a geocaching adventure for a class assignment, as all questions come directly from information presented in the brochure.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A 5-6 year old whose language development is "on target," might not be able to:
    • A. 

      Ask questions

    • B. 

      Use complete sentences

    • C. 

      Recognize letters in print

    • D. 

      Speak using mostly correct grammar

  • 2. 
    What is language development?
    • A. 

      The process through which children develop language skills

    • B. 

      The process that develops a child's understanding and use of language

    • C. 

      The process that helps a child learn language by exposing them to the language around them

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    What is one way that teachers can promote language develop of 5-6 year olds in school?
    • A. 

      Reread books the students already know

    • B. 

      Use word labels on items in the classroom

    • C. 

      Give ample time for students to practice writing letters in the classroom

    • D. 

      Allow students to "draw" answers instead of writing them

  • 4. 
    How can teachers encourage language development and growth in 5-6 year olds?
    • A. 

      Work in small groups to encourage discussions among students

    • B. 

      Always run the classroom in whole groups

    • C. 

      Do not give students paired work; it only distracts them

    • D. 

      Let students choose groups/partners to work with whenever doing a group activity

  • 5. 
    What can parents of 5-6 year old children do at home to promote language development in their child(ren)?
    • A. 

      Allow child(ren) to participate in more right-brained activities

    • B. 

      Give child(ren) more time to play outside instead of doing homework

    • C. 

      Set up a literacy play center for the child(ren) to work/play in

    • D. 

      Point out upper and lowercase letters where they are used

  • 6. 
    Which of the following describe a way that parents can promote language development in their 5-6 year old child(ren)?
    • A. 

      Talk with child; have conversations and ask questions

    • B. 

      Read to child more (books, signs, menus, etc.) Read to child more (books, signs, menus, etc.)

    • C. 

      Give child more interaction and opportunities with electronic books

    • D. 

      Both A and B

    • E. 

      Both A and C

  • 7. 
    We use reading, writing, speaking, and listening every day in the classroom.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    The more exposure children have to language development, the faster they will improve.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    A kindergartener cannot yet successfully follow more than 3 commands.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    Why is language development important for all children?
    • A. 

      It decreases a students ability to communicate

    • B. 

      With language development comes a decreased chance of success outside of school

    • C. 

      It helps children develop their language skills and abilities

    • D. 

      It supports fluency learning and growth

  • 11. 
    With the right training and expertise, language development in a child can occur overnight.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Reading restaurant menus is a good way to promote language development in 5-6 year olds at:
    • A. 

      School

    • B. 

      Sport's practice

    • C. 

      Home

    • D. 

      McDonald's

  • 13. 
    Small groups are a good strategy to use when wanting to promote language development in 5-6 year olds because:
    • A. 

      They encourage listening carefully

    • B. 

      They help students learn to respect one another

    • C. 

      They encourage students to state and defend their opinions

    • D. 

      They encourage student-led discussions

  • 14. 
    The speed with which 5-6 year old children develop their language skills and abilities depends on their level of  ________________ to language development.
  • 15. 
    Using word labels on items in the classroom is also known as:
    • A. 

      Categorizing new words

    • B. 

      Environmental print

    • C. 

      Learning a new language

    • D. 

      Word recognition

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