Student Literacy Analysis

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On the first day of class we discussed the topic of literacy. After a moment of self-reflection and time together discussing keywords and ideas we came up with a brief definition: the ability to read and write. (Hodges. 2015) There are many pros’ and cons to defining literacy because every student is going to be on a different reading level, their thought process and awareness will be different; not to mention there are so many components of literacy that the true definition will vary per student. One of the biggest factors in determining success in student’s literacy skills is their confidence. In “Combating the Crisis in Adolescent Literacy” the author, Jillian Wendt (2013), discusses the importance of literacy skills that are “paramount …show more content…
40). This statement correlates to exactly what the Common Core State Standards are striving to do. Although the status of Common Core in our state is constantly questioned, the standards addressed do provide educators with distinct guidelines for literacy. As a future teacher I agree with Wendt’s account and hope to make literacy a key component of every lesson to help my students achieve academic mastery. There are several ways to teach content and literacy, through application activities, analytical thinking, and reading and writing strategies.
While studying as a teacher candidate it is important that I completely understand the terms content area literacy, appropriate texts, knowledge transformation, and learner development. My hope is to teach second grade. I have noted that each of these ideas are very important to developing lessons for this grade. During my first week of school observation I was able to gain confirmation on my expectations that second grade was a momentous year of physical,
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(Cervetti, Hiebert. 2015) Teachers strive to give students the resources necessary to develop personal habits of comprehension. Our class has focused on four main terms that influence the end goal of comprehension, these are: content area literacy, making connections, learner’s development, and knowledge transformation. Students begin learning through social interaction; in the early stages of life with their family, but soon friends, teachers and even strangers will begin to shape ideas and thoughts. As discussed throughout this narrative, teachers have the ability to structure student’s comprehension by making connections to permanent, socially made

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