Effective Literacy Practice Essay

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Effective Literacy Practices
Sheila Morgan
Walden University
Fall 2016-2017
Abstract
The purpose of this paper is to define what effective literacy practices are, provide an example of effective literacy practices at work and how these practices can be implemented within my current classroom. Additionally, I will provide resources that both my colleagues and parents may find instrumental in the success of their students if implemented and used with fidelity.
Effective Literacy Practices
Merriam-Webster defines literacy as: the ability to read and write. This definition of the word like many other entities have evolved over time. Now literacy goes beyond just the “ability to read and write”. Being literate in today’s world now encompasses so much more then “reading and writing” In fact the
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Rupley, provides a framework of instructional strategies that includes providing explicit instruction, modeling reading strategies for students as well as, and guided practice. Additionally, Rupley address the need to integrate instruction to include phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension exercises. Part of the direct, explicit framework requires the teacher to implement the following consistently: Review and check previous work. Present new material. Provide guided practice. Provide feedback and corrections. Provide independent practice. Provide weekly and monthly reviews. In the implementation of this method it fundamentally incorporates or embeds several components of effective literacy instruction which includes activating prior knowledge or schema, relating past learning to new learning, modeled instruction and guided practice as well as engaging

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