On average, one out of 12 children enter school with a language deficit. This deficit can lead to difficulties in the other domains related to language. There are four domains of language: oral, listening, reading, and writing. Each of these domains builds upon one another, and a deficit in one area can directly affect another. Oral language can be an important predictor of future reading success. In this week’s Assignment, you explore the different components of oral and written language (expressive, receptive, vocabulary, comprehension, etc.) and determine the effect language development has on a students future progress. To Prepare Select a grade level (K6), and review the state standards in literacy for that grade level. Focus on oral language, formal and informal language, and writing. To Complete In this Assignment, imagine you are creating a workshop for teachers in your grade level on language and literacy development. Create a PowerPoint or online presentation (i.e. Knovio, Prezi, etc.) that includes the following: Describe the key milestones of language from birth to age 8. Explain how language opportunities promote self-expression, identity development and learning. How do child development and language/literacy development compare? How both formal and informal language help students make connections between oral language and written language. Share strategies. Strategies to use with ELL or ESL students. For example, you may discuss how you will convert skills in their primary language to English or perhaps you will incorporate songs and rhymes. Explain the interrelated elements of language arts instruction that support the development of ELL/ESL learners. Include ways in which languages differ in writing systems and in processes used to translate from one language to another. Explain how you could use technology to support an ELL/ESL learner. The presentation should contain 6 to 8 slides, not including the title and references slides. If you choose to create a PowerPoint presentation: Use the Learning Resource by the Center for Teaching at Vanderbilt University on effective PowerPoints. Use the notes section for details (no more than 23 paragraphs per slide).