Observe one grade 1-3 classroom during literacy instruction. Keep in mind you will design a pre-assessment and literacy lesson plan for the small group of students identified in the classroom as part of future field experience assignments.
In your observations, identify 3-5 students at various learning levels and needs (i.e., low average, highly performing, IEP, ADHD, and behavior concerns).
Discuss with the certified general education classroom teacher:
Your observations of the identified small group and determine specific student literacy needs.
Develop strategies to differentiate learning focusing on identified student needs.
Identify an appropriate book to be used within literacy lesson plans that include reading comprehension, vocabulary, and writing activities. Take into consideration identified student needs, differentiation strategies, and appropriate technology tools.
In 250-500 words, summarize and reflect upon your observations and discussion, identifying literacy lesson plan ideas related to reading comprehension, vocabulary, and writing activities that utilize the identified book. Be sure to explain how you will use your findings in your future professional practice.
While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin.
Document the locations and hours you spend in the field on your Clinical Field Experience Verification Form.
Submit the Clinical Field Experience Verification Form with the last assignment by the assignment due date. Directions for submitting can be found on the College of Education site in the Student Success Center.
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