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This assignment will describe some of the ways young children learn, it will also identify some of the key areas of learning and features of an effective curriculum; it will also describe the understanding role of practitioner’s in supporting young children in the curriculum. The area of curriculum that will be looked at is the Early Years foundation staged curriculum (EYFS) and the key area of learning will be the communication, language and literacy, focusing more on the literacy (writing). Some of the key features of young children’s learning in the writing area include books, mark making, flash cards, painting, magnetic letters, puppets, storytelling, singing role play etc Ferreiro and Teberosky (1982) carried out a study which gave evidence that basically young children employ as they experiment with mark- making in order to communicate through written language and so represent spoken language. (Anonymous 2014) The Equal Status Act (The Equality Authority, 2000) has implications for the assessment policy in early education settings. In particular, it requires settings to be aware of the effects of context, culture and language in assessing children’s learning and development.
The text should provide a reasonable challenge and an opportuni... ... middle of paper ... ... “high success” instructional setting that encourages strategy use in successful text (Schilb, 2011). With these benefits the teacher will see improved performance in their classroom. References Avalos, M.A., Plasencia, A., Chavez, C. & Rascon, J. (2007). Modified guided reading: Gateway to English as a second language and literacy learning.
(Department of Education, Science, and Training, 2005). Effective reading instruction occurs when a child successfully learns to read fluently, confidently, with full comprehension of meaning and context. A teacher should understand the developmental aspects of how a child learns to read, but also how to engage a modern day child with rich, authentic texts that motivates them and connects to their social backgrounds. An educator should incorporate curriculum and also be open to choose, adapt, and structure approaches using techniques that best fit their teaching styles and situations. Approaching literacy with a balanced approach of both meaning and skill orientated methods, supports a child’s phonological awareness development and comprehension skills, and supports the elements that surround these components.
Critical literacy and content area literacy theoretical connections revolve around the ideas that students must learn to not only comprehend text but also be able to analyze and evaluate it. The goal is to create students that are active members of their education, students that can take part in their learning and become influential members of our society. Works Cited English Learning Area. (2006, 1 10). Critical literacy.
I used to think creative dramatics was a good way to differentiate instruction for those who learned better through movement and play. After researching and taking the course, I have recognized creative drama and child’s play as much more prominent in today’s curriculum. Creative dramatics can enhance the educational skills a child learns, such as literacy and language arts. It uses many multiple intelligences, it teaches many important skills, and it is also very easy to implement in the classroom and into common core. According to an article regarding the use of drama and movement to enhance literacy development for English Language Learners, the authors state that kinesthetic activities help young learners to develop decoding skills, fluency, vocabulary, syntactic knowledge, and metacognitive thinking, as well as reading and writing skills, through these explorative activities such as those we find in drama (Rieg & Paquette, pp.
Literacy, fluency and reading comprehension all play a crucial role in determining how learners acquire skills within the classroom. This paper will review a number of scholarly literatures that give more details about fluency and reading comprehension. Over a long period of time, the ability of a learner to read educational materials fluently has been taken as the most thorough learning method through which the learner can acquire literacy. Kuhn, Schwanenflugel and Meisinger (2010) argue that reading fluency should not only focus on automatic word recognition as a way to assess the ability of a learner (p. 231). The authors argue that there should be other methods to assess reading fluency through prosody, which can influence the rhythm of spoken language.
They propose a system of deep scaffolding, where Teachers must both increase the amount of scaffolding support offered to students and keenly focus on the meaningfulness of that scaffolding. Broemmel and Brown’s deep scaffolding focuses on recognizing the potential of students as learners and provides adequate depth of instruction for st... ... middle of paper ... ...le outside activities. “Create” provides a space for students to use richer media technologies than available in a classroom to complete assignments. Works Cited Brown, C. L., & Broemmel, A. D. (2011). Deep scaffolding: Enhancing the reading experiences of English language learners.
There have been many ways argued to help improve ELL’s literacy skills in order to raise their reading scores, one way being is using multicultural literature. Multicultural literature can be used to create a motivating environment for the ELL student to help them feel included in the classroom context therefore improving and increasing their literacy skills. Multicultural literature, as defined by Gopalakrishnan (201... ... middle of paper ... ...rch.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=eric&AN=ED438506&site=ehost-live>. Probst, R. (1987). Transactional Theory in the Teaching of Literature.