For students who struggle to orally respond, I would accommodate them by allowing them to drawtheir response or use visual aids( pictures from story) so students can select pictures to answer.,You are correct that talking to babies as early as two months helps with developing their oral language.I know that we use Cox Campus in Head Start where we have to model talking to children in theclassroom. I know that the teachers who teach the infant and toddler class model talking with thebabies during transition times. I just viewed a Cox Campus video on a teacher talking to an infantexplaining what she was doing as she was changing the baby's diaper. I noticed how the babyresponded by looking up at the teacher.Dawn,Reading to children is a good strategy to develop oral language. When we were in school, we had aliteracy program called Reading Right from the Start. We had books selected by our litercy coachesthat coincided with our lesson plans. I would read the book beginning atStart Read 1where I wouldintroduce the title, author, and illustrator and the purpose of the read and read the story and tell themthe meaning of the highlighted words.When I finished with Read 1, I would tell them the main idea.