The Importance Of Nurture Literacy

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A classroom that nurtures literacy is led by a teacher-facilitator who weaves literacy lessons involving speaking and listening, reading and writing, and viewing and representing for authentic purposes throughout all areas of the curriculum while providing students choice. The teacher can “motivate and support individual students” and “inspire students to be readers and writers.” Students in these classrooms use technology to learn as well as to communicate and spend time on self-selected reading. The teacher regularly uses formative and summative assessments to adjust instruction to meet the students’ instructional needs and interests, has good classroom management, and “encourage(s) self-regulated learning.” Readers in these classrooms are …show more content…
Readers are motivated to read because they are reading relevant or real world materials and they are given opportunities to make choices about their reading or writing. They are given feedback about their success and they are able to collaborate with their peers. These experiences with text, often under an organizing theme or big idea, lead to a positive, supportive literacy environment. This environment continues to help motivate readers. I wish my classroom looked like this. I think it used to – almost. But I let my vision go. It is time to refocus! While I feel I do give feedback about success, I don’t give my students enough opportunities to collaborate with their peers on real world literacy activities. Based on the reading in Chapter 1, I need to give them more opportunities for this. As I look back over the last 6 years, I feel I am actually providing fewer and fewer of these opportunities yet the rigor of CCSS (and SCCCRS) require them. This does explain why I (extrinsic) have not been able to motivate some students to read.
Cultural diversity should be respected and celebrated and cultural heritage should be included in the literature and content taught. This allows teachers to help all students in the classroom celebrate each other’s strengths. Combining this with opportunities for students to work together respectfully on literacy
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My students get excited about reading books about the concepts we are learning in science in differentiated instruction groups and they do demonstrate more confidence in class and better understanding on the science assessments. I need to learn more about how to fully incorporate CORI in my classroom. I read more about this online after reading Chapter 5 and I know I would have to get approval first since our literacy model would not support this type of

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