Class #12 December 2nd, 2014
Date/Topic
Readings
Assignments Due
Resources
December 2nd
Class #12
  • Quiz #3- Text Talks, The Reader, Small Group Reading Instruction, and Running Records
  • Literacy Centers
  • Creating effective and engaging centers
Study Guide

* Ford & Optiz Article: Literacy Centers
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Class #11 November 25th, 2014
Date/Topic
Readings
Assignments Due
Resources
November 25th
Class #11
  • Continue discussion on Chapter 4 and Chapter 5 Literacy Profiles
  • Practice completing a running record/record of oral reading
  • Discuss Quiz #3

10 Minute Demonstrations
November 25th:
Colleen: Grade 1 Second-Half- Short Vowels
Hallie: Grade 1 Second Half-Silent e
Kate: Grade 1 First Half- onset/rime









Class #10 November 18th, 2014
Date/Topic
Readings
Assignments Due
Resources
November 18th
Class #10
  • The Reader
  • Literacy Teaching Practices

TEXT TALKS of The Gingerbread Man
and
Caps for Sale

Literacy Profiles
Chapter 4: Reading Strategies and Dispositions- Study Guide

Chapter 5: Reading Accuracy and Fluency at Increasing Text Levels


10 Minute Demonstrations
November 18th:
November 18th:
Maggie: Grade 1-First Half- Some Sight Words
Colleen: Grade 1-Second Half- Short Vowels

Photo Journal Study Due- For your completion of Photo Journal


Running Records
Practice Passage for conducting a Running Record
Sound clip of a passage

What is Guided Reading?
This is a great interactive website to support your learning about Guided Reading and how one groups children and chooses books
Guided Reading

Guided Reading lesson in action
Lesson


NOVEMBER 11th NO CLASS

Class #9 November 4th, 2014
Date/Topic
Readings
Assignments Due
Resources
November 4th
Class #9
  • Quiz 2-Orthographic Development, Spelling-Words Their Way and the Spelling Stages
  • Text Talk Review
  • Text to go through and generate questions

10 Minute Demonstrations:
November 4th:
Maria: Grade 1- Second Half-Consonants
Sarah: Grade 1-Second Half-Short Vowels






Class #8 October 28th, 2014
Date/Topic
Readings
Assignments Due
Resources
October 28th
Class # 8
  • Text Talk PPT
  • Text Talk Books
REVIEW-Beck and McKeown Article
Direct and Rich Vocabulary Article
10 Minute Demonstrations:
October 28th:
Lauren: Grade 1- First Half-Consonants
Jillian: Grade 2- First Half-Consonant Blends


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Class #7 October 21st, 2014

Date/Topic
Readings
Assignments Due
Resources
October 21st
Class #7
  • Text Talk
  • Vocabulary
Beck & McKeown-Text Talk article





Beck & McKeown- Direct and Rich Vocabulary


Photo Journal Study due: November 18th
Text Talk assignment due: November 25th
Quiz #2: Orthographic Development, Spelling Assessment, Words Their Way,
and Word Building-November 4th
Vocabulary Program
Building Vocabulary

Isabel Beck on Tier I and Tier II Words
Isabel Beck












Class #6 October 14th, 2014
Date/Topic
Readings
Assignments Due
Resources
October 14th
Class # 6
  • pass back Quiz #1
  • Stages of Spelling Development
  • Spelling Assessment and Instructional Grouping
I am switching the readings due for this class.
Due for Tuesday:
Bring in the Spelling Test you gave to a child so we can complete a Spelling Inventory and learn where our instruction in Word Study would begin and why.

Here is the schedule of the 10 minute Word Study Demonstrations: (I will provide you with another example of a Word Study demonstration to review)
October 28th: Lauren: Grade 1- First Half-Consonants
Jillian: Grade 2- First Half-Consonant Blends
November 4th: Maria: Grade 1- Second Half-Consonants
Sarah: Grade 1-Second Half-Short Vowels
November 18th: Maggie: Grade 1-First Half- Some Sight Words
Colleen: Grade 1-Second Half- Short Vowels
November 25th: Halie: Grade 1-Second Half- Silent e
This is a Scholastic Video of two Third Grade Teachers and how their instruction of spelling is carried out in the classroom:
http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/top_teaching/2010/10/my-november-top-ten-list-word-study-in-action?page=5


Here is another video (with interesting music) that demonstrates WTW in action:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrRDR9pPDvM

A First Grade child demonstrating a word sort:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmE2ggFheFE&feature=youtu.be








Class #5 October 7th, 2014



Date/Topic
Readings
Assignments Due
Resources
October 7th
Class #5
  • Quiz #1-Good Luck!
Words Their Way(WTW): Chapter 3-Organizing for Word Study: Principles and Practices
Making Sense of Phonics: Chapter 7-Word Building
Literacy Profiles: Chapter 3- Decoding and Word Recognition
Demonstration of Word Sort
Bring any questions about Photo Journals if you have any



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Class #4 September 30, 2014
Date/Topic
Readings
Assignments Due
Resources
September 30
Class #4
  • Review terminology from Beck and Literacy Profiles- Chapter 1
  • Quick activity on Phonemic Awareness and the components
  • Literacy Profiles-Chapter 2: Concepts of Print, Letter Identification, and Text Features
  • pages 19-54
  • Words Their Way (WTW): Chapter 1- Word Knowledge
  • Words Their Way (WTW): Chapter 4- Emergent Stage
  • Words Their Way (WTW): Chapter 5- Letter Name-Alphabetic Stage
Reading Guide #2

WTW Chapter 1-Word Study and the Development of Orthographic Knowledge

Scissors to cut out letters for Word Building






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Class #3 September 23, 2014

Date/Topic
Readings
Assignments Due
Resources
September 23
Class # 3
  • Review and finish the PPT on Phonological Awareness
  • Review important terminology learned thus far
  • The sounds of language: Levels of Phonological Awareness: match example with correct term
  • Phonemic Assessment and Instruction
  • Review: Literacy Profiles- Chapter 1
  • Yopp & Yopp (2000): Supporting Phonemic Awareness Development


  • Beck (Intro p 1-18)




Effective Teaching Practices-Thompkins, Chapter 1(you will need this for your Photo Journal)








Class # 2 September 16, 2014

Date/Topic

Readings

Assignments Due

Resources

September 16
Class #2


  • Emergent Literacy and Concepts of Print (COP)
RI PreK -12 Literacy Policy




CCSS- print or place on desktop so you can access

Literacy Profiles Chapter 1: Phonological Awareness and Oral Language Development



Reading/Study Guide for Early Literacy PreK-12 Policy due for in class discussions


Reading/Study Guide for Literacy Profiles Chapter 1 due for in class discussion













WELCOME to EDC 424 Teaching Literacy in the Primary Grades
First Class- Tuesday September 9th from 4:00pm-6:45pm in Wales Room 224Class Syllabus:Books should be in bookstore or can be purchased on Amazon:
  • Biggam, S. & Itterly, K. (2009). Literacy Profiles: A Framework to Guide Assessment, Instructional Strategies and Intervention, K-4. Boston, Ma: Allyn & Bacon.
  • Bear, D., Invernizzi, M., Templeton, S., & Johnston, F. (2011). Words Their Way: Word study for phonics, vocabulary, and spelling instruction (5th Ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Merrill.
  • Beck, I. and Beck, M. (2013). Making Sense of Phonics: The Hows and Whys. New York, NY: Guilford.


Date/Topic
Readings
Assignment due
Class 1
September 9
  • Introductions
  • Group Norms
  • Course Introduction/Review Syllabus
  • KWL Chart Activity
  • Oral Language Development and Reading Development
Literacy Profiles-Introduction:
Foundations for Using the Literacy Profile and Handbook
(pg 1-11)
Study Guide for Introduction