rdg416 | undergraduate
Methods Of Teaching In Early Childhood Language And Literacy
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- Explore writing for different purposes.
- Analyze the relationship between reading and writing.
- Identify the characteristics of each component of the writing process.
- Examine instructional strategies that develop each of the traits indicated in the Six+1 TraitÂ® Beginning Writerâs Continuum and the Six+1Â® Writing Traits.
- Score a piece of childrenâs writing using the 6+1 TraitÂ® Beginning Writerâs continuum and the 6+1TraitÂ® Writing.
Literacy Programs; Overview of Assessment
- Examine activities and physical characteristics of well-designed literacy centers.
- Examine how different commercial instructional programs develop literacy.
- Identify formal and informal literacy assessments.
- Describe developmentally effective uses of formal and informal literacy assessments in the learning environment.
- Explain how various literacy assessments may be adapted for diverse learners.
- Complete a running record.
Family Literacy; School, Family, and Community Literacy Partnerships
- Examine research on family literacy.
- Provide examples of strategies that promote literacy at home.
- Identify opportunities for effective, reciprocal school, family, and community relationships.
Overview of Cueing Systems; Literacy Routines and Balanced Curriculum
- Explain the basic elements of the graphophonic, syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic cueing systems.
- Analyze the relationships among graphophonic, syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic cueing systems.
- Examine the elements of a running record.
- Explore effective organization and management of the literacy program within the framework of the elementary curriculum.
- Identify the components of an effective integrated unit of study in early childhood.
Comprehension; Text Structure; Questioning Strategies and Techniques
- Define the term comprehension of text and explain how it relates to schema theory.
- Explain comprehension strategies readers use.
- Describe instructional strategies that develop comprehension.
- Review features of narrative and expository text and their related issues for young readers.
- Use Bloomâs Taxonomy to generate multilevel questions.
- Compare and contrast convergent and divergent questioning strategies.
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