This one-page paper will serve as an overview of the most important points from this week’s reading for the members of your group. Please bring an extra copy of this page for each person in your group. You will have 10 minutes to go over this one-page synthesis with your group. You may also refer to page numbers in the book where group members can go to get more information. You are responsible for teaching your group the main points of the chapter. You will also have 10 minutes to “teach” the main concepts through an activity you design and implement with your group. The activity must be interactive and incorporate at least two key concepts from your reading. Please bring in an extra copy of the one-page synthesis paper as well as the activity (with directions of the activity) to turn into the instructor at the end of the class. InTASC Standards (4j, 4l, 7h, 7k) 5. Group Presentation-15 pts. (Due 10 th & 11 th Weeks) Submit in Class 11
Work with book club members to plan an engaging presentation that reviews the book you read including: the significance of the book to our study of literacy; an example from each member of the group how this book relates to course readings, experiences, or other in class activities; at least two interactive activities from the book that apply to literacy; and whether or not you recommend this book for members of our class to read. Make sure your recommendation is supported by evidence (strengths or weaknesses) from the book. Your presentation should include a handout for students in the class that includes a brief overview of the book, the activities that you will lead during your presentation, and references. Presentations should be 25-30 minutes in length in which every member of the group participates equally and will include a 5-minute question/answer period following the presentation. InTASC Standards 5i, 5o, 8k, 8m) 6. Literacy Philosophy and Plan-15 pts. (Due by Course Final Meeting) Submit via Moodle Develop a literacy philosophy and plan that reflect your values and beliefs regarding literacy development (This will be very useful for your future job interviews!). Some guiding questions for the literacy philosophy statement are: Which theories of learning are the basis of your approach and how will those theories affect your decision making in designing literacy instruction? What is the purpose of your literacy activities? How are the literacy activities developmentally appropriate for the designated grade level? Which state standards and goals will be addressed and how? What materials will be used in your classroom to teach literacy and why? How will you design, organize, and implement a reading program at your preferred grade level? Go back to review course readings and class notes to guide you in writing your philosophy. InTASC Standards (1e, 1g, 4j, 5m, 7h, 8k, 8o) 7. Read Aloud Demonstration 10 pts. Select one great read-aloud book for the age group you are working with in your practicum placement. Practice reading your book aloud until you can read with eye contact, expression (verbal inflections, visual/facial expression, verbal intonations, gestures, projection (volume, clarity, pace), and energy and enthusiasm.
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