Special education teachers must be well versed in using performance data to identify students whose literacy skills are below grade level. Gaining insight into studentsâ€™ academic strengths and needs will help educators plan appropriate instruction to assist students in making positive academic growth.
Using the â€œClass Profile,â€ identify a group of 3-4 elementary students who would benefit from an oral language development or phonemic awareness lesson. Determine a K-2 grade level for your group of fictional students, select an ELA standard from your state related to Oral Language Development or Phonemic Awareness, and then select a corresponding grade-level text appropriate for use in a lesson plan for the determined group.
You may use Appendix B of the Common Core English Language Arts Standards to help you determine an appropriate text for the lesson.
With your choices in mind, use the â€œCOE Lesson Plan Templateâ€ to design a lesson on oral language development or phonemic awareness, utilizing storytelling, dramatic play, or a read-aloud as an instructional strategy.
Thoroughly script the “Multiple Means of Engagement” section, emphasizing the use of questions to access student’s background knowledge and abilities to build new skills and develop common understanding through shared, concrete experiences.
Upon completion of your lesson plan, compose a 250-500 word summary, rationalizing how your instructional decisions help your group students to flourish in the classroom, as opposed to just survive. Be sure to address how you will use your findings in your future professional practice.
APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.
USE SOME OF THESE ASSIGNED READINGS AND LINKS FOR COMPLETING
Watch “Phonemic Awareness,” located on the Reading Rockets website.
ead “Young Children’s Oral Language Development,” by Genishi from Reading Rockets.
Read “The Critical Role of Oral Language in Reading for Title I and ELL,” by Brooke, located on the Lexia Learning website.
View â€œTeaching Literacy,â€ located on Films on Demand.
Review the “Common Core State Standards: Appendix B: Text Exemplars and Sample Performance Tasks,” located on the Common Core State Standards Initiative website.