Putting It All Together: Becoming an Effective Literacy Teacher
Contribution to Book
By now, you have had many opportunities to apply the research and lessons from the previous chapters. You have utilized resources, web sites, and readings suggested in this book. You have examined oral language, writing, spelling, and each of the five critical components of reading. You have explored opportunities to administer assessments. You have planned instruction addressing each of the critical components of reading instruction, applied your learning through tutoring, and created a tool kit of effective instructional strategies and materials. All in all, after working your way through this book, you have read and applied knowledge in meaningful, content-related chunks. Now what? It is time to put it all together!
This chapter provides an opportunity for you to reflect, synthesize your learning, and plan for classroom instruction and management. You will incorporate your knowledge of effective assessment and instruction of reading for a diverse group of students in Pre-K–6 classrooms by engaging in thoughtful reading of and reflection upon a realistic instructional case study.
Martha C. Hougen & Susan M. Smartt
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Haynes, H.A. (2012). Putting it all together: Becoming an effective literacy teacher. In M.C. Hougen & S.M. Smartt (Eds.), Fundamentals of literacy instruction and assessment, pre-K–6 (pp. 257-269). Baltimore, MD: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Company.
Fundamentals of Literacy Instruction and Assessment, Pre-K–6