The Tiny Seed Summary

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I observed that Kim aided in comprehension when asking questions in her read-alouds, creating post-reading activities and fostering discussion about book events. Kim used the book, The Tiny Seed by Eric Carle, asked open-ended questions and created book-based activities throughout the two days I observed. State Senator Marc C. Panepinto facilitated comprehension when he read the book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and discussed the events that took place with the children. He asked questions that allowed the children to connect the book to their own backgrounds (ex. Have you ever been really hungry?). This was great as students could understand the story better and how the Caterpillar was feeling throughout the entire story.

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Teachers are often reluctant to teach writing because they think children are not capable to write before the memorization of sight-words; or called the “reading-first” approach (Shea, 2011, pg. 9). However, writing and reading development advance at the same time- it is essential for writing and reading incorporation in the early classroom. Even if these initial forms of writing are through drawings, children are still on their way to writing (Shea, 2011, pg. 63). Implementing this principle in the classroom would allow for opportunities for children to complete both writing and reading…show more content…
This principle connects very well to the term digigogy, a new digital pedagogy. Michael Fisher (2013) states, “Where pedagogy is about methods to instruct, digigogy is about those methods, but with a technological frame. Digigogy is…the future of instruction” (para. 1). This modern digital pedagogy places emphasis on the digital tools that help students succeed in the classroom. This form of incorporation of technology is very important for our 21st century world. In today’s classrooms, there is a slow shift occurring that focuses more on learning through technology. As new technologies are invented and introduced to help students learn, current learning theories, pedagogy and digigogy will need to change in order to meet the needs of students. Teachers also need to make sure they keep up-to-date on modern day technologies so that their student’s can have every opportunity to learn
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