Explicit instruction is the core of my reading instruction. Foorman and Torgeson (2001) suggests best practices and evidence-based instruction is critical elements of explicit instruction, such as Small-group instruction. As a reading teacher, all of my sections are small group with an average of six students per group. Placement decisions must be determined, using the district/school Placement Pathway, including the specific program placement test. The Alternative core pathway provides 80 minutes per day of instruction, a vital element of explicit instruction, hence making it an intensive intervention as described by Samuels and Farstrup (2001). The major elements of explicit instruction are composed of more time (more intensive), small group setting environment, balanced curriculum (literature …show more content…
In addition, review of the learning objective of the lesson at the beginning of the lesson and repeated /processed by students is necessary. The teacher is required to use the intervention curriculum the way it is written, however, research based strategies may be implemented into the lessons, as one method may not always work for all students. As suggested by Foorman and Torgeson (2001), a balance of instruction between traditional and literature-based instruction is most powerful, including all five components of literacy. Our reading program, Read Well, addresses a balanced instruction. Read Well, a comprehensive reading program encompasses phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, comprehension, vocabulary, writing, and literature. Students understand and follow the program routines, reflecting routines taught, followed, and reinforced on a daily basis to afford the student the opportunity to focus on the content. The seating arrangement must allow the teacher to monitor, check, and provide feedback and correction for the student, during instruction and independent work. During choral reading, all students are encouraged to engage and respond to
Watching my new students struggle on grade levels assessments motivated me to pursue literacy education at a graduate level. My interest in literacy education ultimately derives from my goal to teach highly effective instruction to students while considering their diverse
In Dr. Louise Spear- Swerlings’ article, she stated that in Kindergarten through third grade, student should be taught five key elements for effective reading abilities, which are phonemic awareness, phonics knowledge, fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. Dr. Spear- Swerling, continued by saying phonic awareness is well develop in normally achieving reader by the end of first grade and by the end of third grade they should have acquired basic phonics knowledge. In addition to children excelling to become good readers, the instructions should be explicit and systematic, following a logical sequence of instruction. For instance, reading a decodable text that’s consisting of words with one syllable before advancing to an authentic text.
Approximately 85% of students are currently proficient in reading and math. If, after analyzing pertinent data, individual students were non-proficient or “on the bubble,” swift interventions were implemented, and the majority of these students have shown vast gains in those scores. We began specific interventions two years ago. In the elementary and middle school, non-proficient students receive the common curriculum in their homerooms, and then are redirected to different staff members for remedial aid. In the high school, specific classes were created for interventions in reading and math such as: Short Stories, Extended Learning, Algebra Concepts, and Geometry Concepts.
Incorporating small reading allows all students participate and interact in reading out loud. The challenge of having different book assigned can have many benefits for students development, because they are able to move within reading levels as they advance their
Accelerated Reader Program is in many elementary schools across the United States. AR is a big thing for students in elementary now a day the schools really push their students to read and take the AR tests. In this research paper investigates to see if students exposed to AR in elementary have lasting effect on the students. To see if its really worst spending all that time reading and doing to Accelerated Reader Program. Accelerated Reader has been around since 1986 and is still being use in schools around the world.
Assessment Reflection When administrating the Reading Interest Inventory (Mariotti, n.d.), the Motivations to Read Profile Survey and asking the Conversational Survey Questions (Pitcher, et al., 2007), it gave insight to how Hailey felt about herself as a learner. The questions that stood out in my mind, is how I can help Hailey to be more success in the classroom as well as become a stronger reader overtime? I would like to look more in depth in Hailey’s comprehension skills and provide her educational strategies that will help Hailey to grow in her reading comprehension and give her some tools to help herself when she is having trouble. I am interested to see how Hailey reads orally, and to check her reading accuracy and fluency. Are these areas that are impacting Hailey as a learner as well?
The reading strategies we discussed in class and in the courses content made me a better reader by showing me many different ways to read and write and understand it very well. It uses all these methods such as the KWL charts, writing a memo and reading the novel I selected helping me improve my skills greatly to become a better reader. Putting together the reading, writing oral communication and examining media all connected in helping me become a good reader and helped me to comprehend the understanding of making a personal connection to the world around you. That 's what help 's you in the future to make the the best choices possible so that later on when you make a mistake in reading you can look at the experience you had and learn how to properly correct yourself because at the end of the day they all deal with different skill set 's but all help you to become better in everything you
During Week Two, participants involved in the study were required to complete a Learning Styles Assessment, as well as a Classroom Climate Survey. Both formal and informal observations were conducted, as well as a group discussion that centered around the results received from the Learning Styles Assessment and Classroom Climate Survey. Lastly, the researcher conducted an interview whereby both teachers involved in the study were surveyed to determine which of the following seven literacy strategies, proven effective with high school
One of the most important actions that a student can take, is to be honest, and self-reflective, about the level of understanding achieved after completing any course within his/her education career. From my personal view, I feel that this class provided me with a great introduction to the MHA program, and is setting me up for successful in this educational program; but with that being said I would not pretend that I was able to assimilate every concept that was presented in this course, I would definitely need to continue to review the material in this course and on the MHA program overall, so that I could be a knowledgeable, and effective Health Care Manager. When it comes to my ability to discuss the different learning outcomes, I have to say that I definitely acquired a much deeper understanding of the material presented in this course. The materials were not difficult concepts to understand, but sometimes the way the material was delivered made it a difficult task just to read through the information, but as I would imagine, we are trying to achieve an education at a much higher level, which requires the processing and understanding of much more complex information, that sometimes will be
The poem “One Boy Told Me” by Naomi Shihab Nye, was told by her son when he was two and three years of age. His comments, thoughts, and remarks were jotted down verbatim by Naomi and pieced together to create the one of a kind free verse poem. Nye assembled the phrases into individual stanza’s where they coherently flow to one another to illustrate the mind of a toddler. Wide ranges of emotions and personalities invoke the inner child and their curiosity. Overall, her son’s interpretations of his surroundings and understandings are represented in how the idioms expressed set the stage for intrusiveness, humor, and poetic devices to contribute to the overall meaning.
It is a very common teaching strategy, relying on strict lesson plans and lectures with little or no room for variation. Direct instruction does not include activities like discussion, recitation, seminars, workshops, case studies, or internships. DI is probably the most popular teaching strategy that is used by teachers to facilitate learning. It is teacher directed and follows a definite structure with specific steps to guide pupils toward achieving clearly defined learning outcomes. The teacher maintains the locus of control over the instructional process and monitors pupils ' learning throughout the process.
While traveling towards the path of seeping knowledge and analyzing critical ideals, we’ve become absent minded towards the components that gave us the ability to read. Since reading is always a part of our everyday routine, we have lost the idea that when it comes to learning how to read, we must start from the basics. From reading a case study, to reading a letter from a loved one, comprehension, phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and oral language are the six essential components of reading. Before a child develops the ability to read, they begin to develop comprehension. Comprehension can be defined as the ability to understand.
Differentiation, with respect to instruction, means tailoring it to meet individual needs of the students. Teachers can differentiate content, process, products, or the learning environment, the use of ongoing assessment and flexible grouping makes this a successful approach to instruction. Teachers differentiate the four classroom elements based on student readiness, interest, or learning profile. (Tomlinson 2000). Differentiated instruction can be known as an organizing framework in teaching and learning which calls for a major restructuring in the classroom and syllabus, if done in the proper way, its benefits will transgress the costs.
For differences that result from cognitive abilities, learning styles, or developmental stages, the differentiation in delivery style and product styles support students’ academic, emotional, and social growth. Strategies that support diversity: • frequently vary instructional technique • develop lessons around students ' interests, needs, and experiences • provide an encouraging, supportive environment • use cooperative learning and peer tutors for students needing remediation • provide study aids • teach content in small sequential steps with frequent checks for comprehension • use individualized materials and individualized instruction whenever possible • use
Have you ever think about the similarities and differences between Regular Education and Special Education? Regular education is the term often used to describe the educational experience of typically developing children. By the other hand, Special Education programs are designed for those students who are mentally, physically, socially or emotionally delayed, which places them behind their peers. As you can see, these two provide an example of different types of education. We can find differences such as their educators, academic content and methods of teaching, but we can also find similarities in their academic content.