EDCI 3000Digital Reflection JournalJournal #1August 21, 2018I feel like as a child in elementary school, it’s hard not to love reading. The excitement from reading short chapter books widened my imagination and definitely increased my vocabulary. As I went through middle and high school, reading became more of a chore rather than something I looked forward to doing. All state standardized tests have a reading comprehension section that a child must score a passing score on. If literature and reading activities are not integrated into the classroom enough throughout the year, then test scores will suffer. Reading in the classroom can also allow students to greater understand and grasp the content of the lesson while also creatinga more joyful and positive attitude toward literature. There are many ways that teachers can incorporate reading into the classroom. Journal #2 - August 28, 2018
EDCI 3000Digital Reflection JournalWhen I’m reading a piece of literature, sometimes I fail to think about all of the different pieces and parts that make up the incredible story that I have become so completely consumed with. The combination of all the different components that a story is built on are all focused on one goal - to enhance my love, as a reader, for reading. Literature is written to encourage,excite, inform or teach, motivate, and to be enjoyed. “Building Blocks” for a piece of literature include factors such as: genre, setting, characters, plots, and themes. Genre in literature is referred to as “The Rules of the Game and determines “what kind” or “what type”. Each one of the six genres discussedare established and categorized by their unique style, organization, and overall impression left on the reader. The setting in children’s books is the time and place of the story and is expressed through pictures, lots of pictures. Settings are used to create an imaginary world for the reader to escape to and indulge their selves in. Setting is most commonly expressed through pictures in children’s books, and lots of pictures. The plot of children’s literature structures the events of a story through various techniques. There are hundreds of activities and projects that can be used to in the classroom to discuss and teach these elements, along with the
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