EDU 270 study guide
1. Explain what Phonemic Awareness is.
2. Describe various Phonemic Awareness activities and
strategies that you will implement in your classroom.
3. Explain what Phonics is.
4. Describe various Phonics activities and strategies that
EDU 270 lesson 2
There are several warning signs that both parents and teachers need to be aware of
in order to help catch vision concerns as early as possible. From the video I gathered
that the following are signs/concerns of visual issues: one eye drif
EDU 270 lesson #1
a. According to the video clip brain plasticity refers to the ability of the brain to
change with experience.
b. Different parts of the brain are changeable by experience at different time
periods (called sensitive periods).
c. Some acti
1. Explain briefly, but clearly, what DIBELS is.
DIBELS (The Dynamic Indicator of Basic Early Literacy
Skills) are a set of measures and procedures for
assessing the acquisition of early literacy skills from
kindergarten through 6th grade.
1. Identify stages and define the characteristics of
developmental reading levels and reading materials.
Stage 0: Prereading
From birth to around age 6 most children are developing
language and growing their speaking and listening
1. Explain why use of literacy stations is an effective tool
for classroom management.
Literacy stations (centers) are effective in engaging
students and keeping them accountable for their own
learning and work. They allow a teacher to meet
Edu 270 lesson 3
a. You can tell if a student has attention problems if they
have an inability to sit still and have difficulty ignoring
distractions. While all children do this to some degree,
those with ADHD have some things that set them apart.
1. Describe how you will determine the reading levels of
In order to determine a students reading level I would
have three grade level texts/passages (50-200 words) for
the student to read out loud. I would have each student
EDU 270 #6
Review information in the article as it relates to Englishlanguage learners and readers at all stages.
Discuss the importance of using Scientifically Based Reading
Research methods to teach English learners.
Discuss using Scientifically B
1. Explain Emergent Level and give one example of an
instructional strategy that you will use with your
Emergent Level students.
Emergent level readers are just beginning to grasp the
basic concepts of book and print and developing