Respond to four of the questions below (questions 1 – 9)
- What do you need to know to support young children’s beginning literacy development?
- How is teaching young readers (K and beyond) approached (aspects of learners)? What do beginning readers bring to literacy instruction (oral language, reading, handwriting, writing composition, spelling)?
- What are best-practice and evidence-based practices that support students’ beginning literacy development at school? (oral language, reading, handwriting, writing composition, spelling).
- How best-practice and evidence-based practices may be modified to provide differentiated instruction to address the needs of diverse learners, including ELLs and students with special needs?
- How do structures (organizational formats) in an effective literacy classroom support the needs of all students?
- What types of text best support students’ beginning literacy development at school? What text formats and genres are available for literacy instruction in primary grades? How do teachers use text complexity to advance students’ literacy development?
- How do teachers match texts and strategies to students while considering standards?
- What elements of effective learning environments support beginning literacy development? To structure and organize the environment to support beginning literacy, what factors must be considered?
- How do teachers modify aspects of the learning environment and content to support diverse learners? How will you support beginning literacy development for your students?