Nt1310 Unit 2

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Elementary Methods Course Unit 2: Integrating Literacy Summary: Over the last decade or so, starting with No Child Left Behind, there has been an emphasis on mandatory state testing in reading and mathematics. The Department of Education uses student test scores to evaluate teachers and school districts. With the focus on reading and math, other content areas such as science and social studies classes have been reduced to only a few minutes each week or have completely vanished. In some districts, science and social studies can only be taught if it is integrated into reading and language arts classes. So the question is, how do you cover your reading and science/social studies curriculum in the same class? This is where literacy integration comes in to save…show more content…
True or False: Literacy materials can only use printed text. 2. Which of the following are NOT considered literacy materials? a. Brochure for an amusement park b. Recipe for making bread c. Book bag to hold my belongings d. Keyboard 3. Literacy materials should be found in which type of classrooms? Mark all that apply. a. Science classrooms b. Elementary classrooms c. Special education classrooms d. Mathematics classroom Answers: 1. False; 2. C; 3. a, b, c, d (all apply) Topic 2: What are literacy skills that I need to teach my students? With the emphasis on standard aligned curriculums, each state has a set of standards that they use to guide instruction in literacy and other content areas. From there, each school district creates a scope and sequence of skills that are taught. The order of the skills may vary depending on the school district or the reading program that they use. Below you will find a generic literacy scope and sequence that starts with generally kindergarten to fifth/sixth grade skills. Concepts of print and print awareness Holding a book correctly Reading from left to right Identifying parts of the book (front and back cover, title,
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