EED 475 Week 1 Topic 1 Discussion Question 1
What principles of an effective literacy program, from your readings, do you find challenging? What strategies would you employ to improve your success with these challenging principles?
EED475 Week 1 Topic 1 Discussion Question 2
What are some other strategies that would encourage a successful parent-teacher partnership that would benefit the child in the area of literacy? Discuss.
EED475 Week 2 Topic 2 Discussion Question 1
Describe how a teacher could create a literate environment in the classroom to promote vocabulary development, with examples of what a visitor to the classroom might see.
EED_475 Week 2 Topic 2 Discussion Question 2
Do you consider reading assessment to be controversial? If yes, how is it controversial? If no, why not? Support your response with research.
EED475 Week 3 Topic 3 Discussion Question 1
What are some reasons to teach reading comprehension strategies in content-area classes?
EED_475 Week 3 Topic 3 Discussion Question 2
Describe some factors that influence a student’s comprehension of texts with examples
EED475 Week 4 TOPIC 4 DISCUSSION QUESTION 1
How might you go about creating a literacy-rich environment in your classroom? Share specific examples of literature you would consider essential reading for students. Why these?
EED475 Week 4 Topic 4 Discussion Question 2
What are some techniques to encourage the acquisition of high-frequency words in the classroom?
EED 475 Week 5 Topic 5 Discussion Question 1
Reflect on the connection between reading and writing. What are some potential barriers to facilitating extended discussions of text meaning and interpretation? How will you overcome them?
EED 475 Week 5 Topic 5 Discussion Question 2
What is critical literacy? How is it important outside of the classroom?
EED 475 Week 6 Topic 6 Discussion Question 1
What are some potential barriers motivating and engaging students in reading? How will you overcome them?
EED 475 Week 6 Topic 6 Discussion Question 2
What are new insights you have gleaned regarding motivating readers?
EED 475 Week 7 Topic 7 Discussion Question 1
What role does the classroom teacher play in intervention and assessment of struggling readers? Consider both identification and intervention in your response.
EED 475 Week 7 Topic 7 Discussion Question 2
Discuss one new insight you gleaned regarding RTI. How will it influence your practice as a teacher?
EED 475 Week 8 Topic 8 Discussion Question 1
After completing this course, what are three strategies that you will take into the classroom? Why? Are there any strategies that you will not use in the classroom? Explain why.
EED 475 Week 8 Topic 8 Discussion Question 2
How do you reach the diverse learners in your classroom? Describe some integration strategies for diverse students. Explain.
- A synopsis of your observations in the reading classrooms, and how they influenced your Language Arts Unit Plan.
- A reflection on the language arts unit plan after you taught it. What were its strengths and weaknesses? What would you change and why? What-did you learn about teaching from your mentor teacher? Include this reflection with your unit plan.