Literacy Instructional Strategies

Question 1

1. Identify two books that your students will read. Make sure the books are grade level appropriate and align with your content area. See the rubric for specific requirements. You must provide your grade level and content area of licensure in the assignment.  Use 3rd Grade ELAR class as the grade level and content area.


2. Combine the course readings with independent research on literacy assessment strategies in order to create plans to assess students’ literacy focusing on each dimension of literacy – oral language, phonological awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.


3. Make sure that your plans connect to the books that your students will read by including specific vocabulary from the book in word based assessments and include specific comprehension strategies when assessing comprehension. Make sure to plan for assessing phonological awareness, phonics, and fluency even if you plan to teach at the secondary level.


4. Cite the credible sources you found through your research on literacy assessment to create your plans.

  • *NOTE: It is important that teachers for all grade levels and content areas have an understanding of how students develop literacy skills over time from preschool through grade 12. Students at all grade levels come into our classrooms at varying levels of literacy development. Some secondary students (English learners, special education students, struggling learners) still need guided and independent practice using appropriate activities that promote development of and assess oral language, phonological awareness, phonics, and fluency.

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