Date/Topic
Class # 11
April 28th, 2015
Readings
Resources
Assignments Due
3 word sort demonstrations
(approximately 10 minutes each-handouts for each member of the class)
Andrea-Teachig the three sounds of -ed
Kimberly-Teaching word families
Natalie-Teaching contractions

We will talk briefly about center work- this is what students will be working on while you are holding reading groups.

We will review our KWL chart from the beginning of the semester.

Great Apps to use in the classroom:
Educreations- children can create stories with pictures from internet or photos
PBS Kids
MagneticBoard-create word building activities
MeeGenius- bookshelf of free and purchased books- can be read to the children
Reading Timer- logs number of minutes reading
Express- word building
Flashcards- create flashcards to study of use with students
Videolicious-quick and fun way to create videos with photos
Sock Puppets- children can create some fun stories by speaking for the characters.
Grasshopper- books that can be read to the child







Date/Topic
Class #10
April 21, 2015
Readings
Resources
Assignments Due
4 word sort demonstrations
(approximately 10 minutes each-handouts for each member of the class)
Calandra-Teaching kn-silent
Andrea- Teaching the three sounds of -ed
Cassidy C.- Teaching digraphs
Abby- Teaching the two sounds of c

We will start the discussion of Centers- what the children are doing when you are conducting Reading Groups.

Instructor Evaluation

Quiz #3 (Text Talks, Tiers of Vocabulary, Guided Reading: Readers Dispositions, Fluency, and The Three Cueing System)
Everything you need to print out is here.
Only Note, Study Guides, and Handouts allowed.
TEXT TALK
Article- Text Talk: Capturing the benefits of read-aloud experiences for young children by Beck and Mckeown
Article- Direct and Rich Vocabulary Instruction by McKeown and Beck
Handout-Three Tiers of Vocabulary

LITERACY PROFILES
Chapters 4-Reading Strategies and Dispositions
Chapter 5- Reading Accuracy and Fluency at Increasing Text Levels


Guided Reading
Handout- What is Guided Reading


Handout-The Three Cueing System- Error Analysis
What is it?
Instructional Ideas
Questions and Prompts
Examples of MSV Cues
I found this --very helpful.
Study Guide:


Handout


Study Guide:

Study Guide:


Handout















Date/Topic
Class #9
April 14th, 2015
Readings
Resources
Assignments Due
4 word sort presentations
(approximately 10 minutes each- handouts for each member of the class)
Sara- Teaching Rhymes
Lindsey- Teaching Compound Words
Natalie- Teaching Contractions
Kimberly- Teaching Word Families

Small Group Direct Instruction
Review for Quiz #3
Review: Literacy Profiles
Chapter 4 and Chapter 5
Great site for reading strategies in all 5 areas of Reading

This site has many forms to print, videos to watch and
modeling Jan Richardson

Guided Reading
About Guided Reading

Reading A to Z

Lesley University (Guided Reading)

TLC (Teaching Learning Channel)
Guided Reading with Jenna
Text Talks

Date/Topic

Class #9

April 7th, 2015

Readings

Resources

Assignments Due

4 word sort presentations
(approximately 10 minutes each-handouts each member
of the class)
Lara- Teaching sight words
Tess- Teaching syllable type
Danielle-Teaching sight words
Molly- Teaching counting syllables

Planning Literacy Instruction
Review: Direct and Rich Vocabulary Instruction by Beck & McKeown
Review: Text Talk Capturing the Benefits of read aloud experiences for young children by Beck & Mckeown


Read: Literacy Profiles:
Chapter 4: Reading Strategies and Dispositions
Chapter 5: Reading Accuracy and Fluency at Increasing Text Levels



Here are a few examples to review. I will also bring some to class so we can talk about them if you need more support.






Plan to hand in your both Study Guides:
#2-WTW Chapter 1- Word Study and the Development of Orthographic Knowledge
#3-Beck & McKeown-Text Talk Article




Date/Topic
Class #8
March 31st, 2015
Readings
Resources
Assignments Due

FIRST: 4 word sort presentations (approximately 10 minutes each- handouts each member of the class)

Emma- Teaching contractions
Cassidy G.- Phonemic Awareness: teaching how to segment phonemes in words (cat has three sounds(phonemes) /c/-/a/-/t/
Michael T.- Teaching long vowels that use silent e
Craig-Teaching words families or phonograms/rimes

SECOND: Quiz #2- Orthographic Development and Assessment-

Open book, Open Notes

Third: Vocabulary

Beck & McKeown Text Talk- Direct and Rich Vocabulary Instruction

Beck & McKeown-Text Talk: Capturing the Benefits of read aloud experiences for young children





Photo Journals




Date/Topic
Class #7
March 24th, 2015
Readings
Resources
Assignments Due
4 Word Sort presentations (approximately 10 minutes each)
Michelle, Talia, Michael R., and Emily

Prezi presentation on Spelling Assessment

Hands-on activity of scoring an Elementary Spelling Assessment
Review Chapter 2
WTW-Spelling Assessment

Prezi- Spelling Assessment

Review for Quiz #2 (will be given next week)

Date/Topic
Class #6
March 10, 2015
MID SEMESTER
Readings
Resources
Assignments Due
NEW READINGS
Spelling
1. Stages of Spelling Development
2. Spelling Assessment and Instructional Grouping
Literacy Profiles:
Chapter 9-Spelling

WTW (Words Their Way)
Chapter 2- Spelling Assessment
Chapter 6- Within Words

CHECK OUT
Prezi: Spelling Assessment

THINGLINK
Words Their Way -Planning Sheet
Study Guides:
Chapter 9-Literacy Profiles

WTW Chapter 2

TW Chapter 6


These are the WTW books which contain sorts that can be utilized
for your demonstrations:

Letter and Picture Sorts for Emergent Spellers

Word Sorts for Letter-Name Alphabetic Spellers

Word Sorts for Within Word Spellers

Word Sorts for Syllables and Affixes
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Word Sorts for Derivational Spellers

Please have your letter cards with you in case
we do more word building with higher level phonetic features.

Download: Educreations to your iPads (free)
You can create word sorts and other activities here for children to engage with.
Word Sort Demonstrations
March 24th, 2015
Michelle- Teaching long vowels that use silent e
Emily- Teaching y-drop (y changes to i before a vowel suffix: baby=babies)
Talia- Teaching letter names/letter sounds
Michael R.-Teaching compound words
I am available via email or before/after class to support you as you plan your demonstration. Do not hesitate to ask for my assistance.

March 31st, 2015
Emma- Teaching contractions
Cassidy G.- Phonemic Awareness: teaching how to segment phonemes in words (cat has three sounds(phonemes) /c/-/a/-/t/
Michael T.- Teaching long vowels that use silent e
Craig-Teaching words families or phonograms/rimes










Date/Topic
Class #5
March 3rd, 2015
Readings
Resources
Assignments Due
NEW DUE DATES
We will cover:
1. Emergent Literacy Word Study- Word Building,
Word Sorts
2. Hands-on activities
3. Photo Journal examples to discuss
and fill in summary to support our assignment
Literacy Profiles-
Chapter 3 Decoding and Word Recognition
Words Their Way-
Chapter 3 Word Study
Isabel Beck-making Sense of Phonics-
Chapter 4-The Phonics Landscape
Chapter 5-Teaching Children the Sounds That Letters Represent




Bring in your Chapter 1 guide
that was due last week.
Bring your cut out letters to use with Word building
Photo Journal NOW DUE March 31st
Text Text
NOW DUE
April 14th
Which is also Quiz #3




Date/Topic
Class #4
February 24th, 2015
QUIZ
Readings
Resources
Assignments Due
We will cover:
  1. Quiz #1(this will happen first)
  2. Words Their Way and Spelling Development
The quiz: 15 items: fill in the blank,
list, short answer, and multiple choice.
The quiz will cover content from Literacy Profiles Chapters 1 and 2, and Pre-K -12 Literacy Policy, which includes: Five Essential Areas of Reading Instruction (Phonological Awareness, Phonemic Awareness and Phonics for this quiz), basic understanding of the Common Core, definition of literacy, and features of Concept of Print.
Isabel Beck: Making Sense of Phonics: Chapters 2 and 3 (pages 14-38)
Words Their Way:
Chapter 1 Developmental Word Knowledge
Chapter 4
Word Study for Learners in the Emergent Stage
Chapter 5
Word Study for Beginners in the Letter Name-Alphabetic Stage






Two great sites (free)
Starfall.com
Phonemic Awareness and Phonic
We Give Books- you need to join- you can read books on a computer/Elmo to the class- award winning titles and more
We Give Books
DUE Words Their Way Chapter 1 study guide

Date/Topic
Class #3
February 17, 2015
Readings
Resources
Assignments Due
We will cover:
Phonological Awareness:
  • Phonemic Awareness
  • Phonics
  • Assessments for PA,
Letter/Sound
Identification


  • Common Core State Standards
Review:
Literacy Profiles Chapter 1:
Phonological Awareness and Oral Language Development,

Literacy Profiles Chapter 2:
Concepts of Print, Letter Identification, and Text Features


Video: Oral Language Development
Kindergarten Classroom in Boston
Carol Wilson's Kindergarten Class


Directions for Photo Journal: (we will go over in class)

Template to follow: (we will review examples together)


Two instructional Practices to use for Phonemic Awareness (Demonstrated by me:
Elkonin Boxes
Say It-Move It


Tools to use when watching video
Observational Checklist

Key Questions

Great site with activities for each of the Five Essential Areas of Reading:
Florida Center for Reading Research
Click on tab: For Educators
Click on tab: Student Center Activities, Grouped by grades
K-1, 2-3, and 4-5
Florida Center for Reading Research

Reading Rockets -Phonemic Awareness activities Reading Rockets

KWL Chart from First Class

EDC424
What I know about literacy development in primary age children.
What I want to learn about literacy development in primary age children.
What I have learned
about literacy development
in primary age children.
What misconceptions did we have?
Five Critical Components of Reading:
I know there are 5 stages (but not in order)
5 stages of comprehension 1. fluency, 2. phonemic awareness, 3. phonics, 4. vocab, 5 comprehension
I know there are 5 stages
The 5 building blocks including comprehension the 5 stages of comprehension are; phonics, fluency, vocabulary, comprehension, phonemic awareness
the 5 core ideas about literacy development phonics, phonemic awareness, vocabulary, fluency, comprehension
what I know about literacy: phonemic awareness, phonics, vocab fluency, comprehension
the five pillars
phonemic awareness plays a large role in their learning to read

Content:
the difference between phonics and phonemic awareness
students need to be aware of phonics
phonics is the key to literacy
I know this is like the base of literacy

Developmental:
All children have their own learning styles and individual preferences for instruction delivery
Literacy development should start as an infant
Literacy is more than just reading from a text
students build knowledge over time
Literacy is the foundation for all reading , speaking, and writing abilities for life
foundations are built in the primary grades for all years ahead
I know it’s important


Metacognitive Markers:
How to use + - * ? when reading

Decoding Strategies:
chunk it out spread it out to sound out words fl-igh-t

Text Features:
how to use text features
Types of questioning/comprehension techniques
how to ask open-ended questions
QAFA
literacy development is the foundation for comprehension
comprehension is the main end goal

Spelling Rules:
i before e except after c ….sometimes….weird.

Learning Styles:
Its important to learn about each child in order to teach effectively
students learn literacy in many different ways. They all have different learning styles
Vocabulary
a good vocabulary is a great start to reading
exposure to words and speaking is very important for literacy development
vocabulary is a key component
students less exposed as young children will have more trouble in school
Content:
The stages of language acquisition
How development differs w/students
Phonemic Awareness
more about Phonics and Phonemic Awareness
more about the differences between Phonemic Awareness and Phonics
more about Phonemic Awareness and Phonics
Why do we teach to the test

Assessment:
Where to start when teaching reading
How to gauge student’s reading level
How to improve my reading from a First Grade level to at least Fifth Grade level
How to assess students on these literacy skills
I want to know where students begin with literacy development

Instruction:
How to teach Phonics
Methods to teach children the many different sounds of letters
What I want to learn how to sound out letters
How do you teach students about digraphs
What I want to learn: How to teach children the differences between vowel sounds
How to teach the same curriculum to diverse students (language, skills etc.)
How to write letters appropriately
A better way than memorizing spelling words
Tricks to stop children who just guess at words instead of sounding it out
How to specifically teach these literacy skills to students
How to help teach proper fluency
How do you help aid a student without the proper resources

Research Based Practices:
strategies to use for children who are struggling
What I want to know: techniques to help struggling readers
I want to know how to help students that are struggling
Good teaching techniques for reading comprehension

Motivation/Engagement:
How to keep students engaged when doing activities repeatedly
I want to know how to constantly keep children engaged
I want to know creative ways to teach this topic
How to make boring reading fun

Rituals/Routines/Classroom Management
How to get through the first year
I want to add to the tips and tricks I can use with my students to help them develop
I want to know what to do when I hit the wall

What I want to learn -good classroom skills and tips in general

Engaging Literacy Centers:
I would like to learn what the most effective types of centers/activities are

Digital Tools
I would like to know how to include more high tech tools into literacy instruction



Date/Topic
Readings
Resources
Assignments Due
Class 2
February 10, 2015
  • Core Areas of Reading
  • CCSS(Common Core State Standards)
  • Rhode Island Reading Policy
  • Emergent Literacy
  • Concepts of Print
Literacy Profiles Chapter 1:
Phonological Awareness and Oral Language Development,
Literacy Profiles Chapter 2: Concepts of Print, Letter Identification, and Text Features
RI Reading Policy

CCSS

Study Guide: Chapter 1

Guide #1: Pre-K Literacy Policy

Some other resources that might be helpful:
Five Areas of Reading

Big Ideas Alphabetic Principle

Concept of Print

Put Reading First booklet

Two great websites for parents and teachers:
Reading Rockets
This site is great for our bilingual students:
Colorin Colorado
Great site for Adolescent Learners
Adolescent Literacy
DUE: Reading Guide:Early Literacy/K-1 Policy

Class Syllabus Spring 2015 (updated last two dates had wrong month)
Date/Topic
Readings
Assignments Due
Class 1
February 3, 2015
Welcome
Introductions
Oral Language Development and Reading Development
Literacy Profiles-Introduction: Foundations for Using
the Literacy Profile and Handbook (pg 1-11)
Study Guide

January 27, 2015
Class Canceled due to snowstorm