In leikskólinn Holt, Iceland, we work with a method called “text talk”. This method has shown that effective teaching with words have positive influence on reading comprehension an words understanding for children.
The teacher reads a book with the children and chooses a word to teach. We talk about the word with open questions and play wordgames. With this method we have opportunity to to talk about the stories where the children imagination and curiosity can flourish.
We put the word on a paper and put them up on a wall to make them visible for the children. For the youngest one we have pictures with the words so they can connect the letters to the pictures and make meaning in the words.
In the green cat saga our three years old are learning about these word. We talk about one or two words per week and have all the pictures on the same wall.