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Vocabulary
Reading Fluency & Expression
Reading Comprehension Strategies
Text Structures & Genres
Letter Sounds & Phonics
Phonemic Awareness
Concepts of Print
Motivation for Literacy

Vocabulary

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DESCRIPTION: The vocabulary food group is crucial to overall literacy development, specifically to the process of reading and reading comprehension. (RR, BLD, CTW). Knowing what words mean, whether it be presented orally or in written form, are vital to effective communication (RR).

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UNDERSTANDING - Importance of Vocabulary

This video explains the importance of vocabulary in communication, social environments, and comprehension. This video contributed to my understanding of vocabulary because it looked beyond the educational context and demonstrated the practicality of having a good vocabulary bank throughout one’s everyday life. I would recommend this to others because it provides solid examples that you can relay to your students, regarding how vocabulary extends beyond the confines of the classroom.

The PPVT is a common vocabulary assessment used in early childhood that measures general vocabulary knowledge using pictures. According to PRF, valid and reliable assessments are crucial to effective literacy instruction; for this reason, this is a useful assessment because it is highly standardized, valid, and reliable, so the educators can truly trust the information they receive from this assessment. It also doesn’t require speech so it is useful for students who may have speech… Online Portfolio, Early Childhood, Assessment, Vocabulary, Literacy, Trust, Knowledge, Students, Education

ASSESSMENT - Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT)

The PPVT is a common vocabulary assessment used in early childhood that measures general vocabulary knowledge using pictures. According to PRF, valid and reliable assessments are crucial to effective literacy instruction; for this reason, this is a useful assessment because it is highly standardized, valid, and reliable, so the educators can truly trust the information they receive from this assessment. It also doesn’t require speech so it is useful for students who may have speech…

This lesson, as shown in class 4 (Chong, 2019) involves attaching actions and movements to words to help with meaning consolidation. I find this to be very useful and effective to early vocabulary instruction because it is inherently and actively engaging, which is very necessary in effective instruction (PRF). Additionally, as mentioned in CTW, children enjoy moving their bodies; just as movement can help with the memory of letters (CTW), it can also help with the memory of word meanings. Vocabulary Instruction, Action Words, Word Up, Online Portfolio, New Words, Student Learning, Bodies, Letters, Memories
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INSTRUCTION - Dramatic Vocabulary

This lesson, as shown in class 4 (Chong, 2019) involves attaching actions and movements to words to help with meaning consolidation. I find this to be very useful and effective to early vocabulary instruction because it is inherently and actively engaging, which is very necessary in effective instruction (PRF). Additionally, as mentioned in CTW, children enjoy moving their bodies; just as movement can help with the memory of letters (CTW), it can also help with the memory of word meanings.

 Curtis describes explicit vocabulary instruction & provides classroom examples, talks about key strategies students can use, & explains why it is importa. Vocabulary Instruction, Root Words, Prefixes, Teaching Strategies, Graphic Organizers, Online Portfolio, New Words, Benefit, Base
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INSTRUCTION - Word Parts & Graphic Organizers

This video provides examples of strategies teachers can use to enhance their vocabulary instruction (e.g., providing multiple opportunities for children to learn new word meanings in varied contexts). Dr. Curtis suggests using graphic organizers in conjunction with teaching prefixes, suffixes, root words, and base during vocabulary instruction. The teaching of word parts has been found to benefit student vocabulary (PRF), thus highlighting the effectiveness of this instructional approach.

Reading Fluency & Expression

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Reading Fluency & Expression

DESCRIPTION: This food group is a highly important component of being an effective reader. Not only should students be able to decode words, but they should be able to read with expression at a steady pace (BLD). Doing so allows for careful consideration of text content, leading to greater comprehension, which is the main purpose of reading (BLD, CLW, PRF).

The fluency chapter of this resource was extremely helpful in my understanding of reading fluency and expression.  It explains the concept, its relevance to comprehension, strategies/lessons on how to reinforce it for all students, and ways classroom organization can aid in fluency and expression development. I would recommend this resource to other teacher candidates because it provides practical tips that you can start using right away in order to strengthen the skill of fluency. Comprehension Strategies, Reading Fluency, Online Portfolio, Classroom Organization, Students, Teacher, Concept, Feelings, Tips

UNDERSTANDING - Classrooms That Work

The fluency chapter of this resource was extremely helpful in my understanding of reading fluency and expression. It explains the concept, its relevance to comprehension, strategies/lessons on how to reinforce it for all students, and ways classroom organization can aid in fluency and expression development. I would recommend this resource to other teacher candidates because it provides practical tips that you can start using right away in order to strengthen the skill of fluency.

This assessment addresses accuracy and automaticity, where students are given a minute to read a passage and the assessor keeps track of the number of words read, how many errors are made, and ultimately how their overall scores relate to the established norms at that age. This assessment is useful for teachers who want to track their students’ improvement throughout the year, which is helpful in determining the effectiveness of your instruction/your next steps (PRF). Keep Track, Reading Fluency, Online Portfolio, Scores, Assessment, Students, Teacher, Number, Professor

ASSESSMENT - CBM Oral Reading Fluency Assessment

This assessment addresses accuracy and automaticity, where students are given a minute to read a passage and the assessor keeps track of the number of words read, how many errors are made, and ultimately how their overall scores relate to the established norms at that age. This assessment is useful for teachers who want to track their students’ improvement throughout the year, which is helpful in determining the effectiveness of your instruction/your next steps (PRF).

Fluency Poetry Club is an activity the gets everyone involved. Students find a poem that they can practice their fluency and expression and at the end of the week (or the teacher's choice time period) the student will preform the poem for the class. Reading Help, Reading At Home, Reading Intervention, Reading Comprehension, Forms Of Poetry, End Of The Week, Balanced Literacy, Student Motivation, Figurative Language
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INSTRUCTION - Poetry Club

This activity involves practicing reciting a poem for a week and then having a “celebration” at the end of the week, where they present their poems in front of the class with fluency and expression (BLD). I think this is an effective instructional approach because it involves repeated reading, which is a proven method to foster fluency and expression development (PRF, CTW). It also inherently calls for creativity in the ways students can express words, depending on the content of the…

Reading aloud from a script that has been adapted from a favorite book is a fun and motivating approach to instruction in fluency and expression. High School Art, Middle School Art, Teaching Channel, Dramatic Play Centers, Readers Theater, Singing Tips, Art Lessons Elementary, Online Portfolio, Read Aloud

INSTRUCTION - Reader's Theatre

Reader’s theatre is an approach useful to developing fluency (RR). The approach involves reading a script, where students orally and repeatedly practice their lines before presenting. This is an effective way to promote fluency because it involves rereading familiar texts, which has been shown to aid in relieving attention from decoding in order to focus more on automaticity, expression, and ultimately comprehension (CTW, PRF).

Reading Comprehension Strategies

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DESCRIPTION: The purpose of reading is to comprehend (PRF). Reading comprehension strategies (i.e., making inferences, predicting, making judgements, etc.) are specific plans that need to be taught in order for students have a bank of effective approaches to properly understand what they are reading (CTW).

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UNDERSTANDING - Reading Comprehension Strategies

The first chapter of this book contributed greatly to my understanding of comprehension strategies. It goes into detail regarding what a comprehension strategy is, how they are important, and how such strategies fit in with existing theories of comprehension. This is a great resource for educators at all stages of their career because it goes beyond what comprehension strategies are and how to use it; it takes an in-depth look on the scientific reasoning behind why they are useful.

Oral retells can be a great way to assess comprehension in younger students. According to CTW and PRF, summarizing text is a crucial comprehension strategy that helps students synthesize and condense vital information, rephrase text in their own words, and remember what they have read. This assessment is useful to educators to establish student strengths and areas for improvement when it comes to the important elements of summarizing (i.e., sequencing, main events, characters, etc.). Comprehension Strategies, Retelling, Online Portfolio, Rubrics, Assessment, Students, Things To Come, Names, Characters

ASSESSMENT - Oral Retells

Oral retells can be a great way to assess comprehension in younger students. According to CTW and PRF, summarizing text is a crucial comprehension strategy that helps students synthesize and condense vital information, rephrase text in their own words, and remember what they have read. This assessment is useful to educators to establish student strengths and areas for improvement when it comes to the important elements of summarizing (i.e., sequencing, main events, characters, etc.).

There is a section in Ch.4 called “The First Schema Lesson”. This lesson explains that a schema is basically prior knowledge about a topic. The lesson involves holding the book a certain way when reading, and holding it a different way when “thinking out loud”/making text-to-self connections. I think using the concept of schemas is a simple and effective way to introduce/model the strategy of “making use of prior knowledge”, which is important to in facilitating comprehension (PRF). Text To Self Connection, Online Portfolio, Comprehension, Knowledge, Concept, Teaching, Book, Simple, Model
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INSTRUCTION - Schemas

There is a section in Ch.4 called “The First Schema Lesson”. This lesson explains that a schema is basically prior knowledge about a topic. The lesson involves holding the book a certain way when reading, and holding it a different way when “thinking out loud”/making text-to-self connections. I think using the concept of schemas is a simple and effective way to introduce/model the strategy of “making use of prior knowledge”, which is important to in facilitating comprehension (PRF).

This lesson involves students working in groups to examine comprehension strategies and identify four that they feel would be personally useful (BLD, VT #1 JL). They then have to investigate definitions, examples and non-examples of those strategies to put on chart paper. I think this is an effective way to not only emphasize the characteristics of comprehension strategies but to encourage metacognition and self-monitoring, which are major components of effective comprehension instruction… Self Monitoring, Reading Comprehension Strategies, Balanced Literacy, Online Portfolio, Student Work, Anchor Charts, Investigations, Definitions, Encouragement
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INSTRUCTION - Anchor Your Comprehension

This lesson involves students working in groups to examine comprehension strategies and identify four that they feel would be personally useful (BLD, VT #1 JL). They then have to investigate definitions, examples and non-examples of those strategies to put on chart paper. I think this is an effective way to not only emphasize the characteristics of comprehension strategies but to encourage metacognition and self-monitoring, which are major components of effective comprehension instruction…

Text Structures & Genres

DESCRIPTION: Text structures and genres refer to the different characteristics and organizational structures specific to different types of text and genres (CTW). Having knowledge of text features allows for greater reading comprehension, writing, and overall communication (CTW, BLD). Text Structures, Organizational Structure, Text Types, Text Features, Online Portfolio, Reading Comprehension, Communication, Knowledge, Writing
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DESCRIPTION: Text structures and genres refer to the different characteristics and organizational structures specific to different types of text and genres (CTW). Having knowledge of text features allows for greater reading comprehension, writing, and overall communication (CTW, BLD).

 Reading Informational Text  Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. Vocabulary Instruction, Academic Vocabulary, Contrast Words, Readers Notebook, Educational Psychology, Guided Practice, Middle School English, Compare And Contrast, Word Families

UNDERSTANDING - Using Compare-Contrast Text Structures

This article looks at the benefits of understanding text structure, specifically in relation to ELL. This resource contributed to my understanding of text structures and genres because it focuses on why this element of literacy is so important, how it can be used to extend students’ previous knowledge, and the role it plays in deepening vocabulary knowledge. I would recommend this resource to others because it considers some of the challenges that may come with teaching literacy to ELL.

Letter Sounds & Phonics

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DESCRIPTION: The letter-sounds and phonics food group refers to the link between phonemes (speech sounds) and graphemes (letters that symbolize the speech sounds) (BLD; Chong 2019 Lecture 3).

Phonemic Awareness

Phonemic awareness is the oral language element of phonics. Students are able to demonstrate their phonemic awareness when they blend sounds together to make words, separate words into individual sounds, or change sounds within words. Phonemic Awareness Kindergarten, Phonological Awareness, In Kindergarten, Teaching Activities, Teaching Strategies, Differentiation Strategies, Balanced Literacy, English Language Learners, Language Arts

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This food group pertains to the ability to recognize and manipulate sounds that make up spoken words (CTW); this ability is crucial to blending letter sounds, spelling, and overall reading development (BLD).

This document was especially helpful to my understanding of phonemic awareness because it not only goes into detail about its definition, but it goes into specifics in terms of what it is not, as well as common misconceptions about it. The resource also provides answers to questions one may have about phonemic awareness and it sheds light on research that demonstrates how best to approach teaching it. Due to the depth of information you gain from this resource, I would recommend it to… Phonics Programs, Reading Comprehension Strategies, Guided Practice, Struggling Readers, Phonemic Awareness, Kids Reading, In Kindergarten, Teaching Kids, Literacy
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UNDERSTANDING - Put Reading First

This document was especially helpful to my understanding of phonemic awareness because it not only goes into detail about its definition, but it goes into specifics in terms of what it is not, as well as common misconceptions about it. The resource also provides answers to questions one may have about phonemic awareness and it sheds light on research that demonstrates how best to approach teaching it. Due to the depth of information you gain from this resource, I would recommend it to…

This resource is helpful to my understanding of phonemic awareness because it gives a clear definition of what phonemic awareness is, what research has found out about it, and how teachers can go about developing phonemic awareness in their students. I would recommend this portion of the chapter to teacher candidates because it provides a brief refresher on what phonemic awareness is and broad ways in which it can be used and improved within the classroom. (Page 16, 17) Vocabulary Meaning, Made Up Words, Reading Comprehension Strategies, Literacy Programs, Broken Words, Good Readers, Early Reading, Phonemic Awareness, Letter Sounds
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UNDERSTANDING - Early Reading Strategy

This resource is helpful to my understanding of phonemic awareness because it gives a clear definition of what phonemic awareness is, what research has found out about it, and how teachers can go about developing phonemic awareness in their students. I would recommend this portion of the chapter to teacher candidates because it provides a brief refresher on what phonemic awareness is and broad ways in which it can be used and improved within the classroom. (Page 16, 17)

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INSTRUCTION - A Michael Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Lesson

This video illustrates an enjoyable way to teach and practice phonemic awareness as a class that involves kinesthetic movements in relation to speech-sound manipulation. CTW suggests that incorporating movement in lessons allow for higher enjoyment and better retention. I also think it’s a very useful resource because it incorporates elements of activities suggested by CTW, such as clapping syllables and letter actions, which have been found to be effective in developing phonemic awareness.

This is a phonemic awareness assessment that incorporates rhyming, oddity tasks, oral blending, oral segmentation, and phoneme manipulation. I think this assessment would be useful/effective because you can get a clear idea of what aspect of phonemic awareness the student has strengths in and what areas call for further instruction, starting with the highest area of need first, which has been found to be most effective in phonemic awareness instruction (having one or two areas of focus… Rhyming Words, Phonemic Awareness, Online Portfolio, Assessment, Student, Let It Be, College Students, Formative Assessment, Business Valuation
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ASSESSMENT - Phonemic Awareness Assessment

This is a phonemic awareness assessment that incorporates rhyming, oddity tasks, oral blending, oral segmentation, and phoneme manipulation. I think this assessment would be useful/effective because you can get a clear idea of what aspect of phonemic awareness the student has strengths in and what areas call for further instruction, starting with the highest area of need first, which has been found to be most effective in phonemic awareness instruction (having one or two areas of focus…

Concepts of Print

DESCRIPTION: The concepts of print food group refers to a foundational element of reading and writing that pertains to student knowledge of the print conventions, such as spacing, text directionality, punctuality, etc. Emergent Literacy, Preschool Literacy, Preschool Lessons, Early Literacy, Emergent Readers, Abc Activities, Kindergarten Activities, Reading Areas, Guided Reading

DESCRIPTION: The concepts of print food group refers to a foundational element of reading and writing that pertains to student knowledge of the print conventions, such as spacing, text directionality, punctuality, etc. (BLD).

Motivation for Literacy

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DESCRIPTION: The motivation for literacy food group concerns the level of student engagement, enthusiasm, interest, and appreciation for literacy, all of which are important elements of academic success in literacy (BLD).

Phonemic awareness is the oral language element of phonics. Students are able to demonstrate their phonemic awareness when they blend sounds together to make words, separate words into individual sounds, or change sounds within words. Phonemic Awareness Kindergarten, Phonological Awareness, In Kindergarten, Teaching Activities, Teaching Strategies, Differentiation Strategies, Balanced Literacy, English Language Learners, Language Arts

DESCRIPTION

This food group pertains to the ability to recognize and manipulate sounds that make up spoken words (CTW); this ability is crucial to blending letter sounds, spelling, and overall reading development (BLD).

This document was especially helpful to my understanding of phonemic awareness because it not only goes into detail about its definition, but it goes into specifics in terms of what it is not, as well as common misconceptions about it. The resource also provides answers to questions one may have about phonemic awareness and it sheds light on research that demonstrates how best to approach teaching it. Due to the depth of information you gain from this resource, I would recommend it to… Phonics Programs, Reading Comprehension Strategies, Guided Practice, Struggling Readers, Phonemic Awareness, Kids Reading, In Kindergarten, Teaching Kids, Literacy
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UNDERSTANDING - Put Reading First

This document was especially helpful to my understanding of phonemic awareness because it not only goes into detail about its definition, but it goes into specifics in terms of what it is not, as well as common misconceptions about it. The resource also provides answers to questions one may have about phonemic awareness and it sheds light on research that demonstrates how best to approach teaching it. Due to the depth of information you gain from this resource, I would recommend it to…

This resource is helpful to my understanding of phonemic awareness because it gives a clear definition of what phonemic awareness is, what research has found out about it, and how teachers can go about developing phonemic awareness in their students. I would recommend this portion of the chapter to teacher candidates because it provides a brief refresher on what phonemic awareness is and broad ways in which it can be used and improved within the classroom. (Page 16, 17) Vocabulary Meaning, Made Up Words, Reading Comprehension Strategies, Literacy Programs, Broken Words, Good Readers, Early Reading, Phonemic Awareness, Letter Sounds
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UNDERSTANDING - Early Reading Strategy

This resource is helpful to my understanding of phonemic awareness because it gives a clear definition of what phonemic awareness is, what research has found out about it, and how teachers can go about developing phonemic awareness in their students. I would recommend this portion of the chapter to teacher candidates because it provides a brief refresher on what phonemic awareness is and broad ways in which it can be used and improved within the classroom. (Page 16, 17)

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DESCRIPTION: The motivation for literacy food group concerns the level of student engagement, enthusiasm, interest, and appreciation for literacy, all of which are important elements of academic success in literacy (BLD).

DESCRIPTION: The concepts of print food group refers to a foundational element of reading and writing that pertains to student knowledge of the print conventions, such as spacing, text directionality, punctuality, etc. Emergent Literacy, Preschool Literacy, Preschool Lessons, Early Literacy, Emergent Readers, Abc Activities, Kindergarten Activities, Reading Areas, Guided Reading

DESCRIPTION: The concepts of print food group refers to a foundational element of reading and writing that pertains to student knowledge of the print conventions, such as spacing, text directionality, punctuality, etc. (BLD).

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DESCRIPTION: The letter-sounds and phonics food group refers to the link between phonemes (speech sounds) and graphemes (letters that symbolize the speech sounds) (BLD; Chong 2019 Lecture 3).

DESCRIPTION: Text structures and genres refer to the different characteristics and organizational structures specific to different types of text and genres (CTW). Having knowledge of text features allows for greater reading comprehension, writing, and overall communication (CTW, BLD). Text Structures, Organizational Structure, Text Types, Text Features, Online Portfolio, Reading Comprehension, Communication, Knowledge, Writing
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DESCRIPTION: Text structures and genres refer to the different characteristics and organizational structures specific to different types of text and genres (CTW). Having knowledge of text features allows for greater reading comprehension, writing, and overall communication (CTW, BLD).

25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area Reading is reading. By understanding that letters make sounds, we can Reading Comprehension Strategies, Reading Resources, Reading Skills, Guided Reading, Teaching Reading, Teaching Ideas, Reading Fluency, Comprehension Questions, Teacher Resources
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DESCRIPTION: The purpose of reading is to comprehend (PRF). Reading comprehension strategies (i.e., making inferences, predicting, making judgements, etc.) are specific plans that need to be taught in order for students have a bank of effective approaches to properly understand what they are reading (CTW).

Illustration of a colourful children's book with the text 'V is for Vocabulary’ Rhyming Games, Word Games, Phonics, More Words, New Words, Learn To Read English, Different Words, Effective Communication, Songs To Sing

DESCRIPTION: The vocabulary food group is crucial to overall literacy development, specifically to the process of reading and reading comprehension. (RR, BLD, CTW). Knowing what words mean, whether it be presented orally or in written form, are vital to effective communication (RR).

Reading Fluency Builder: Improve Kids Reading Speed for Better Comprehension Grades by Janine Toole Reading Fluency Activities, Reading Comprehension, Grade 1 Reading, Kids Reading, Silly Sentences, Speed Reading, Student Motivation, Learn English, Learning
Kids ReadingSilly SentencesStudent Motivation

Reading Fluency & Expression

DESCRIPTION: This food group is a highly important component of being an effective reader. Not only should students be able to decode words, but they should be able to read with expression at a steady pace (BLD). Doing so allows for careful consideration of text content, leading to greater comprehension, which is the main purpose of reading (BLD, CLW, PRF).

A Michael Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Lesson Youtube Search, Beginning Sounds, Syllable, Phonemic Awareness, Online Portfolio, Things To Think About, About Me Blog, Lettering, Teaching
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INSTRUCTION - A Michael Heggerty Phonemic Awareness Lesson

This video illustrates an enjoyable way to teach and practice phonemic awareness as a class that involves kinesthetic movements in relation to speech-sound manipulation. CTW suggests that incorporating movement in lessons allow for higher enjoyment and better retention. I also think it’s a very useful resource because it incorporates elements of activities suggested by CTW, such as clapping syllables and letter actions, which have been found to be effective in developing phonemic awareness.

This is a phonemic awareness assessment that incorporates rhyming, oddity tasks, oral blending, oral segmentation, and phoneme manipulation. I think this assessment would be useful/effective because you can get a clear idea of what aspect of phonemic awareness the student has strengths in and what areas call for further instruction, starting with the highest area of need first, which has been found to be most effective in phonemic awareness instruction (having one or two areas of focus… Rhyming Words, Phonemic Awareness, Online Portfolio, Assessment, Student, Let It Be, College Students, Formative Assessment, Business Valuation
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ASSESSMENT - Phonemic Awareness Assessment

This is a phonemic awareness assessment that incorporates rhyming, oddity tasks, oral blending, oral segmentation, and phoneme manipulation. I think this assessment would be useful/effective because you can get a clear idea of what aspect of phonemic awareness the student has strengths in and what areas call for further instruction, starting with the highest area of need first, which has been found to be most effective in phonemic awareness instruction (having one or two areas of focus…

How does your vocabulary affect how well you communicate; navigate the social environment and switch linguistic registers; Good Vocabulary, Social Environment, Online Portfolio, New Words, Comprehension, Communication, Students, Classroom, Concept
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UNDERSTANDING - Importance of Vocabulary

This video explains the importance of vocabulary in communication, social environments, and comprehension. This video contributed to my understanding of vocabulary because it looked beyond the educational context and demonstrated the practicality of having a good vocabulary bank throughout one’s everyday life. I would recommend this to others because it provides solid examples that you can relay to your students, regarding how vocabulary extends beyond the confines of the classroom.

The PPVT is a common vocabulary assessment used in early childhood that measures general vocabulary knowledge using pictures. According to PRF, valid and reliable assessments are crucial to effective literacy instruction; for this reason, this is a useful assessment because it is highly standardized, valid, and reliable, so the educators can truly trust the information they receive from this assessment. It also doesn’t require speech so it is useful for students who may have speech… Online Portfolio, Early Childhood, Assessment, Vocabulary, Literacy, Trust, Knowledge, Students, Education

ASSESSMENT - Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test (PPVT)

The PPVT is a common vocabulary assessment used in early childhood that measures general vocabulary knowledge using pictures. According to PRF, valid and reliable assessments are crucial to effective literacy instruction; for this reason, this is a useful assessment because it is highly standardized, valid, and reliable, so the educators can truly trust the information they receive from this assessment. It also doesn’t require speech so it is useful for students who may have speech…

This lesson, as shown in class 4 (Chong, 2019) involves attaching actions and movements to words to help with meaning consolidation. I find this to be very useful and effective to early vocabulary instruction because it is inherently and actively engaging, which is very necessary in effective instruction (PRF). Additionally, as mentioned in CTW, children enjoy moving their bodies; just as movement can help with the memory of letters (CTW), it can also help with the memory of word meanings. Vocabulary Instruction, Action Words, Word Up, Online Portfolio, New Words, Student Learning, Bodies, Letters, Memories
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INSTRUCTION - Dramatic Vocabulary

This lesson, as shown in class 4 (Chong, 2019) involves attaching actions and movements to words to help with meaning consolidation. I find this to be very useful and effective to early vocabulary instruction because it is inherently and actively engaging, which is very necessary in effective instruction (PRF). Additionally, as mentioned in CTW, children enjoy moving their bodies; just as movement can help with the memory of letters (CTW), it can also help with the memory of word meanings.

 Curtis describes explicit vocabulary instruction & provides classroom examples, talks about key strategies students can use, & explains why it is importa. Vocabulary Instruction, Root Words, Prefixes, Teaching Strategies, Graphic Organizers, Online Portfolio, New Words, Benefit, Base
Vocabulary InstructionRoot WordsTeaching StrategiesOnline Portfolio

INSTRUCTION - Word Parts & Graphic Organizers

This video provides examples of strategies teachers can use to enhance their vocabulary instruction (e.g., providing multiple opportunities for children to learn new word meanings in varied contexts). Dr. Curtis suggests using graphic organizers in conjunction with teaching prefixes, suffixes, root words, and base during vocabulary instruction. The teaching of word parts has been found to benefit student vocabulary (PRF), thus highlighting the effectiveness of this instructional approach.