Literacy Reflection

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Introduction The connection between the various content areas of education and the role of literacy has always been there, but now there is a greater emphasis for upcoming educators. Continuously working on literacy will further benefit the students’, if those literary skills are developed beyond the English classroom. Educators are now being required to take a course regarding literacy to develop the underlying skills found within literacy that will help students excel in all areas.
My education course, “ED 451: Literacy within the Content Area”, highlighted the significant importance of reading and writing within literacy in regards to my own area of social studies education. Prior to the class, I understood that my students needed to comprehend
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It is designed to provide an order, or a framework for students regarding the information being presented. When framing is done, it helps ensure their comprehension, since the information is being broken down into informational “brackets” making the information accessible and organized. It is an easy and simple instructional practice to incorporate into the content knowledge, which is a factor that drew me. Besides that point, the practice itself can help organize those students to perform better with academic outlines especially when it comes to our ESL students and students with learning disabilities. It can eliminate some of the classroom and learning anxiety that any student can have, because the lesson can be focused in its introduction, lesson, and activity portions through framing. It’s an instructional practice that is adaptable, so it can be used for the various components of the class and has the ability to reach a variety of students simultaneously. (Froemming, Lecture …show more content…
Their background knowledge consists of their understandings coming from the prior academic experiences, if any, as well as their experiences outside of the academic world from their family and social environment. In the reading, Chapter 3: Preparation for Learning, it breaks down the concept of background knowledge into how the brain processes new information through creating a connection to prior knowledge to bridge the new concept into long term memory. Richardson highlights that background knowledge is the piece that can help teachers build off their students’ prior knowledge to increase their thinking skills and content knowledge. It can be understood that it is the piece essential to the technique of comprehension, scaffolding. In addition to building students’ knowledge with their background knowledge, it can also help make the content of the class more interesting for the students. This occurs when the content is relatable and not distant from their experiences and prior knowledge bridges new concepts in a manner that makes it easier to understand. (Richardson,

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