Supporting Children’s Vocabulary Development Respond to prompts 4a–c below by referring to children’s range of vocabulary development related to the learning segment—What do they know, what are they struggling with, and/or what is new to them?
- Students will demonstrate their knowledge on vocabularies by identifying the new words listed in the text and researching and explaining at least three of them in their own words
“Words Their Way is a developmental spelling, phonics, and vocabulary program. It was developed by Invernizzi, Johnston, Bear, and Templeton. Words Their Way is intended to be a part of a balanced literacy plan that includes fluency, comprehension and writing. Word study is implemented as a small component of the literacy plan but it is also interwoven in actual reading and writing texts.” Through my participation of such classes and by experiences that I have encountered with literacy and assessments, I feel that I have mastered standards 3.1, 3.2, 3.3, and 3.4. I can successfully use data from assessment tools to guide the instruction needed within my classroom or on an individual basis. As a classroom teacher, I work closely with the
At the middle school level, it is difficult to administer extensive interminable assessments, when you are trying to determine readability for over 100 students. Many middle school teachers rely on the NWEA/MAP assessment and “Standard of Learning” to provide them with their student’s Lexile levels and readability. The problem with using data from the NWEA/MAP assessment and SOL scores is that teachers only have data from the previous year and are unable to assess the factors that contributed to the students testing scores. A quick and easy assessment that can be given the first week of school, which takes 10 minutes or less and shows word recognition as well as readability is the San Diego Quick Assessment.
By creating a student case report, a teacher of reading can develop a holistic understanding of a child's reading development. The benefits of keeping a case report include having diagnostic, formative, and summative data on a student's reading progress combined with anecdotal and teacher observational data which provides contextual information
In order to assess Lucy’s progress in writing, I analyzed a sample piece of her opinion writing worksheets. Each student in Mrs. McDonald’s kindergarten listened to Mrs. McDonald read them the book, “ The Mixed Up Alphabet” by Steve Metzger. The students were guided through a worksheet that outlined who to write to, what their opinion was, a reason why, and whom it was from. This writing piece was given during a single writing period, which consists of 30 minutes of individual work time. I was able to conference with Lucy during her writing process. She was able to tell me what her opinion was on the book they read and why. She was able to initially decide what she was writing without a prompt from me. To assess her writing, I collected the outlined sheet of her writing.
Reflection Lisa Nix Walden University Dr. Amy Summer, Instructor EDUC - 6709G - 1: Literacy Development in an Academically Diverse Classroom June 22, 2014 Reflection Creating and implementing effective lessons for a literacy learner who is struggling with reading and writing takes much effort and appropriate resources. Throughout the Literacy Development course, I have gained much
Importance of the Study The importance of decreasing this test score gap is essential because the No Child Left Behind legislation mandates that all students make annual progress toward reaching mastery in the core subjects of reading, math, science and social studies. Additionally in Texas, schools are rated based partially on the annual progress of subpopulations on campus. In the absence of a socio-economic disparity, more study needs to be done on ways that African-American students can become more successful at increasingly elevating their level of performance on state mandated tests. Explicit instruction is an important part of vocabulary acquisition. According to Harmon (1998) directly teaching vocabulary can assist with reading comprehension when students are taught to integrate new words with their
The source of their data was a primary source which enameled them to have accurate information. Researches like the one provided above help educate society, specifically parents of how certain practices with their infants may be potentially putting them in grave danger rather than helping them. Although I believe this research did an exceptional job supporting their hypothesis; it would have been far more beneficial to provide information regarding additional risk factors that were among the common ones observed to have associations with
Overview During the 2013-2014 school year, our third grade team and administration, evaluated student writing data and PASS projections from MAP data. They found a need for additional writing instruction. The teachers then researched a variety of programs as they prepared to adjust instruction. Teachers and administration chose the Four Square Model program, set a timeline for implementation during the second semester, and created a common writing instruction plan. My current work is focused on evaluating the effectiveness of Writing Workshop: Four Square Model through PASS test score data and researching the applicability of the model in other grades. In the future, we can use the analysis
Literacy Assessment and Instruction Analysis Project The purpose of this paper is to explain the rationale regarding instruction and decision making, analysis of student learning, and reflection of personal performance within the literacy assessment and instruction analysis project. The project entails five lessons administered to a student to provide help with writing, and ultimately, to help the child improve in his or her writing skills. This document includes background information, goals, assessment results, instructional plans, and a personal reflection piece. This project aims to provide best practices and explicit instruction to a student in the subject of writing, ultimately hoping to bring the child to a higher writing level by
When children enter school, it is important for teachers to understand that each child brings with them their own set of experiences and background knowledge. Some children are fortunate to bring with them a strong vocabulary, which can translate to these students having between 4,000 and 8,000 more word meanings by the second grade than their peers with weak vocabularies, therefore it is important to intervene in the early grades to help prevent such a vast discrepancy and strengthen the vocabulary of the students who enter school less prepared. This article represents the findings of adding small-group interventions to first grade classroom’s Read Aloud Curriculum with the expectation that it would improve vocabulary for students identified
Data/Research Needed: Students need to read and discuss the list of newly created words provided by the teacher (selfie, app, couch potato, etc.) deciding what makes these new words so appealing to become new words. The students in Joseph’s group may then choose to use an online source such as fakewordgenerator or their own creativity to develop 3 new words and items for their group.
Graham et al. (2012) explores a meta-examination of the written work intercession writing, centering our endeavors on genuine and semi tests with an end goal to distinguish powerful instructional practices for instructing written work to elementary students (Graham et al., 2012). The article focused on meta-investigation of test and semi exploratory written work studies directed with elementary students (Graham et al., 2012). The authors contributed tables which displayed the effect sizes and results for written treatment. Graham et al. (2012) distribute several strategies that educators can implement in their classrooms. Some strategies included strategy instruction, grammar instruction, scaffolding, assessing writing, prewriting, and peer
Reading Lisa Nix Walden University Dr. Amy Summer, Instructor EDUC - 6709G - 1: Literacy Development in an Academically Diverse Classroom May 25, 2014 Reading The use of formal and informal reading assessments provide important data that allow educators to identify at risk students (Tompkins, 2010). The data collected from the assessments address any factors that may prohibit the development of students’ reading and writing skills. In addition to the assessments, the more an educator can learn about students’ backgrounds and their past reading, language development, and writing experiences the more instructional strategies can be designed to specifically meet the needs of diverse learners in the classroom.