Oral Language Development Series (OLDS)

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Language Readers

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About the Language Readers

The Oral Language Readers were designed to support oral language development through interaction with text, as oral language is the foundation of learning to read and write. Hameray Publishing Group partnered with the New Teacher Center to provide these language readers.

A product of a grant from the Hewlett Foundation to the New Teacher Center to support oral language development, a group of mentors and teachers created this series to provide repeated exposure to common language structures and vocabulary in context.

In achieving literacy, young children need writing to help them learn about reading, they need reading to help them learn about writing, and they need oral language to help them learn about both.

Roskos, Tabors and Lenhart