Vocabulary and Grammar changes greatly in the middle and late years of childhood.
Children in this stage of development verbalize themselves well. During the middle and late childhood stage, children think about words. They become more analytical.
The elementary school child’s improvement in logical reasoning and analytical skills helps in the understanding of constructions as the appropriate use of comparatives, and subjunctives.
The whole language approach stresses that reading instruction should parallel children’s natural language learning. Reading materials should be whole and meaningful. Basic-skills-and-phonetics approach to reading instruction that stresses phonetic and basic rules for translating symbols into sounds. The most effective phonological awareness training involves two main skills: Blending, and segmentation. Bilingualism is easier for a child than for an adolescents or adults.