My Study Of My Fieldwork Essay

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I decided to do my fieldwork in my home town of Harvard, IL, at Crosby Elementary. I met with my host teacher Miss. S. She teaches first grade. I was able to observe her class during their math time and literacy times. In her class she has twenty three students, ten boys and thirteen girls. Of the twenty three students two of the students are ELL, two have special needs services, two have ADHD and one of the two is in the autism spectrum, five students have reading intervention, and three are in speech.
Miss. S has been teaching common core for about four years and is attending grad school, which ties into the common core. She also has attended workshops and has had half days at work that focuses on the common core standards. I think this is great that this shows great team work and how teachers work together to educate themselves about common core as a group.
Miss. S. stated that feels that the common core standards are very important and she likes them, but she feels that students that are struggling have a difficult time comprehending the standards. (personal communication October 14, 2016). The instructional approaches that Miss. S. uses to address the common core is working with the students a large group, working with the students in small groups, and having the students work individually. The changes that Miss. S. has seen in the approaches to literacy are memorizing material and drilling the students to comprehend to critical thinking. Miss S. uses guided reading by…

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