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    1.5 Literacy Program There is an increased attention for immigrants and English-language learners (ELL) in the United States. The generation 1.5 are overlooked and misidentified in the high school level. This generation is of students who are familiar with the U.S culture because they were raised here and many were born in the United States. Even though, they appear to be native in speaking English, they are less skilled in academics, literacy, and especially in writing in their first language.…

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    Writing and reading critically is essential to historians, as is it to future citizens. Shanahan ideas towards literacy are universal in that literacy instruction is very important no matter which content area is being taught. My goal as a teacher is to ensure an informed and well educated populace. To ensure this possibility it is helpful to teach students how to think critically…

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    Changes in Childcare, Language and Literacy Development Early childhood literacy is becoming a big focus in a child’s development these days and for good reason. Much research and study has been done on how a child learns and many theorists believe that a child’s literacy development actually begins at birth, not just when they start school. This discovery has helped to make many changes in the early childhood care sector, including the beginning of The Early Years Learning Framework. Focus…

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    What is Literacy? Literacy is defined as the ability to read or write. Being literate is a necessity to everyday life in America. Without the comprehension of literacy, an individual would have no skills to read, write, solve problems and access technology. Those who are deaf face a harder time learning English reading and writing, but literacy can be taught through American Sign Language (ASL). Merriam Webster Definition of ASL is “a formal language employing a system of hand gestures for…

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    International Literacy Association Standards Throughout the course, I focused on the Curriculum and Instruction International Literacy Standard. This standard is important to me because I want to be an effective teacher, and effective teachers know how to develop curriculum and instruction that meets the needs of all their students. We focused on not only what to teach to meet the standards, but also how to teach it. When teaching diverse learners, curriculum and instruction is crucial. One…

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    Ultimately, through the LAP we wanted to answer: How do we effectively combat the lack of health literacy in North County? In order to answer these questions, we had to learn: What makes up health? We answered this question both in our speech and presentation citing information from the WHO. The WHO reported on 7 determinants of health: income/social status, education, physical environment, social support networks, genetics, health services, and gender. Because our project revolved around health…

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    Literacy Team Case Study

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    Literacy teams have a large impact on the literacy vision and implementation within a school. Therefore, the individuals on the literacy team are of the utmost importance. It is vital to include a variety of stakeholders when creating a literacy team. In order to reach a collaborative vision of literacy, the team will need a clear focus that is also shared. Prior to creating your team one would want to meet with the administration to develop a clear and concise job description and expectations…

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    The components of a Balanced Literacy Program contains but not limited to oral language that is used on a daily basis , reading strategies, and writing experiences in preprimary and primary classrooms according to Pearson’s Custom on page 203. This way of teaching literacy has proven to be an effective way of creating a balanced literacy program. In the past as the text book states literacy primary focus was to develop the child’s reading skills through a whole group teaching style, however the…

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    become the most common way for teens to communicate among one another (Nakaya 11). There has been a severe decrease in adolescent literacy due to the growing everyday use of texting. The simplicity of typing words into the phone then tapping send, is all too simple and the effect of that is showing their day to day interactions with other people. Texting impacts teen literacy by causing a decline in mental health in adolescents, a loss of communication skills, and fosters distraction. There is…

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    The question of whether or not our school systems throughout America should adopt a mandatory financial literacy class has been around for many years now. In Tara Siegel Bernard’s article Working Financial Literacy in With the Three R’s you can see that in 2010 13 states had adopted the class fully into all of their schools and 34 states had added the class into their curriculum, That is a huge growth from the 7 mandatory states and the 28 optional states just three years prior. There is no…

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