TitleWhat Teachers Can Do to Promote Preschoolers’ Vocabulary Development: Strategies From an Effective Language and Literacy Professional Development Coaching Model.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsWasik, BA
JournalReading Teacher
Pagination621 - 633
KeywordsPreschool children, Preschool teachers, PRESCHOOL teachers – Training of, PRESCHOOL teaching, PROFESSIONAL education, STUDY & teaching, Teaching Methods, vocabulary

This article describes teaching strategies that teachers can use to help preschool children develop their vocabulary. The article presents a specific coaching model to develop effective skills and strategies for successfully teaching young children new words. The author suggests that the main obstacle to preschool programs for language development is the lack of adequate teacher professional development to train teachers to use effective strategies for promoting language skills in preschoolers. The article also describes the Exceptional Coaching for Early Language and Literacy (ExCELL) program.