WK3AssgnMcAbeeK.docx - 1 Getting to Know Beginning Literacy...

This preview shows page 1 - 3 out of 11 pages.

1Getting to Know Beginning Literacy LearnersKelly McAbeeWalden UniversityLinda HolcombLiteracy Development, PreK-3, READ 6706J26 January 2020
2Getting to Know Beginning Literacy LearnersLiteracy learners at the beginning stage are able to read and write more than emergent literacy learners, however they are at a critical part of their literacy development journey. Teachers should know how to teach reading effectively, and assess effectively, to improve a student’s literacy learning (Parmawati & Yugafiati, 2017). In this paper, I will discuss the background of the beginning literacy learner I worked with, the different assessments I used on the beginning literacy learner, and one researched based practice that I have found useful to use with this student as the student moves past the beginning literacy learning stage.I worked with a student in my class who is at the beginning literacy learning stage. The student is 7 years old and is an English Language Learner. D T-F lives with his mother and father, along with his older sister. He is very active in a soccer club outside of school. He speaks mostly English at school, but it is very broken English. He speaks only Spanish at his home and is a beginning reader and writer. Unlike other students in my class, D T-F is behind other students in the classroom and has just recently moved into the beginning literacy learning stage, partly due to the fact that there is a different language spoken in the home. He has been attendingmy school since kindergarten and has not moved homes during that time. I had D T-F complete three different assessments for the beginning reading and writer stage. The first assessment I used was The Classroom-Modified Reading Strategy Use Scale (Reutzel & Cooter, 2016). I chose this assessment to get a better understanding of what D T-F is thinking while he is reading. As I asked him questions from the survey, I noticed he took a long time on each question, really thinking about his answers (Appendix A). Some of the questions I

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture

  • Left Quote Icon

    Student Picture