Reflective Essay: Reflecting on Effective Literacy EnvironmeReview the Discussions and Assignments in this cBy Day 7 of Week 8
Write a Reflective Essay that:
Explains what you learned about the similarities and differences between instructional practices used with emergent and beginning literacy learners through the digital stories.
Shares insights you gained about emergent and beginning literacy, reading, writing, listening, and speaking instruction and the role of language development in literacy.
Analyzes how your understanding of creating a literacy environment for emergent and beginning literacy learners has expanded or been refined.
Explains how a digital story can support others to bring about social change for literacy teaching and learning.
As a result of your experience in your courses, considers how the topics and concepts covered might align with issue that you might want to study. This should be a challenge or issue in your professional practice that poses a dilemma. Remember, it must be something over which you have control, impact P-12 student learning, and be related to your MSED specialization. What is a topic you might consider developing into a research question for an action research project?
Use your Learning Resources and your personal research throughout this course to support your explanations.
(Estimated page length: 2–3 pages)
Specialization Standards: International Literacy Association (ILA)
Standard 2: Curriculum and Instruction: Candidates use instructional approaches, materials, and an integrated, comprehensive, balanced curriculum to support student learning in reading and writing.
Standard 3 Assessment and Evaluation: Candidates use a variety of assessment tools and practices to plan and evaluate effective reading and writing instruction.
Standard 5: Literate Environment Candidates create a literate environment that fosters reading and writing by integrating foundational knowledge, use of instructional practices, approaches and methods, curriculum materials, and the appropriate use of assessments.
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The extent to which work meets the assigned criteria.0 (0%) – .93 (23.33%)Addresses little to no required components..93 (23.33%) – 1.07 (26.66%)Addresses some of the required components.1.07 (26.66%) – 1.2 (29.99%)Thoroughly addresses all required components of the assignment with a well-developed narrative.1.2 (30%) – 1.33 (33.33%)Thoroughly addresses all required components of the assignment with a well-developed, cohesive, and insightful narrative that exceeds expectations.Assimilation and Synthesis of Ideas I
Course content is synthesized and supported with information from the learning resources and examples.0 (0%) – .47 (11.67%)Key points are missing and minimal to no information from the learning resources is used..47 (11.67%) – .53 (13.33%)Identifies key points from the course content and supports the key points with minimal information from the learning resources..53 (13.34%) – .6 (15%)Synthesizes the course content to illustrate main points and supports the synthesis with information from the learning resources..6 (15%) – .67 (16.67%)Critically evaluates course content and main points. Supports the evaluation with information from the learning resources and additional outside sources.Assimilation and Synthesis of Ideas II
Course content is synthesized and supported with information from the learning resources and examples.0 (0%) – .47 (11.67%)No connections between the course content and experiences or examples from the field are identified..47 (11.67%) – .53 (13.33%)Some experiences or examples from the field are identified but are not clearly connected to the course content..53 (13.34%) – .6 (15%)Applies course content by clearly connecting the information from the learning resources to experiences or examples from the field..6 (15%) – .67 (16.67%)Exceeds expectations by clearly connecting several concepts from the learning resources to multiple experiences and examples from the field.Expression and Formatting I
The extent to which scholarly, critical, analytical writing is presented in APA format.0 (0%) – .31 (7.78%)Writing lacks clarity, organization and has significant grammatical errors..31 (7.78%) – .36 (8.89%)Writing is unclear or interrupted by grammatical errors..36 (8.89%) – .4 (10%)Writing is organized, concise, and scholarly written with minimal to no grammatical errors..4 (10%) – .44 (11.11%)Writing is organized, concise, and scholarly written with no grammatical errors.Expression and Formatting II
The extent to which scholarly, critical, analytical writing is presented in APA format.0 (0%) – .31 (7.78%)Demonstrates minimal use of sources to support ideas..31 (7.78%) – .36 (8.89%)Demonstrates some use of credible and/or relevant sources to support ideas..36 (8.89%) – .4 (10%)Demonstrates consistent use of credible, relevant sources to support ideas..4 (10%) – .44 (11.11%)Demonstrates consistent use of credible, relevant sources to fully develop ideas.Expression and Formatting III
The extent to which scholarly, critical, analytical writing is presented in APA format.0 (0%) – .31 (7.78%)Significant errors in APA format, citations, and structure. Or no citing of sources..31 (7.78%) – .36 (8.89%)Moderate errors in APA format, citations, and structure..36 (8.89%) – .4 (10%)Minimal to no errors in APA format, citations, and structure..4 (10%) – .44 (11.11%)Meets all APA format, citations, and structure requirements.
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