My Goals For My Philosophy Of Teaching Literacy

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Philosophy of Literacy
Literacy was once defined as the ability to read and write, however today is in every aspect of education. Without proper literacy instruction a student might be able to read and write, but he might not know how to properly understand new concepts and engage in advanced reading, writing, speaking, debating and listening. Teaching literacy should be included in Math, Science, History and even Art. For a teacher concepts are invaluable. They are what we teach, however literacy is how we teach it. Instruction must be effective, engaging and balanced. My goal for my future classroom is to prepare students to develop communication skills that can be used in any setting of their lives. Without proper literacy instruction this cannot be possible.
Developing the students to have their own voice is one of my main goals as a teacher. Therefor pairing the students in groups can encourage informal conversation and sharing of ideas. Instruction should include both oral and silent reading. There should be time for individual work, but mostly there should always be time for open discussion. Conversation helps extremely when learning new concepts. Working in groups can also help assess participation and check for understanding of
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Motivation and choice play key roles in reading. Instilling love for books is a habit that is learned. Most students see reading as tedious and difficult chore. As a teacher is more important to be loving, compassionate and adventurous. Showing enthusiasm for learning is contagious. I plan to excite my students and help them experience new things through reading. They should also be reading in school and out of school, and make full meaning of the information at hand. Information that is implied within the text is more important to me when assessing literacy in reading. This can be offered in the form of pre readings, inferences, predictions and

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