The Critical Link to Reading Comprehension
Research has shown that students must possess a strong oral language foundation to achieve literacy success. Low-language native English speakers and ELL speakers arrive at many grade levels with insufficient language knowledge to support learning. When structures within a text are beyond studentsí receptive capacity, students struggle. Effective programs for oral language development help students to understand that their thoughts can be spoken, written down, and read. The programs support students in developing the language and learning strategies necessary for both reading comprehension and writing composition. Mondo offers Let's Talk About It! Oral Language Reading Program, a sequential, structured approach for oral language development. The program includes a brief assessment to identify oral language proficiency and explicit, systematic lesson plans to develop oral language through small group instruction.