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EDC 353 Language & Literacy Developmentin Early Childhood
Winkler, Kathi A.


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Course

EDC 353 Language and Literacy Development in Early Childhood

Semester

FA 2008 HO

Faculty

Winkler, Kathi A.

Title

Adjunct Faculty

Degrees/Certificates

B.A. Elementary Education w/Missouri Lifetime Certification Elementary Education
M.A.T. Education with Early Childhood Emphasis
Missouri Early Childhood Certification, PAT certification Pre-K

Office Location

Hickman Mills CSD 1, 5401 E. 103rd, KCMO  64137

Office Hours

M-F, 9:00-3:00

Daytime Phone

816-316-7065

Other Phone

913-599-6376

E-Mail

kathiw@mail.park.edu

kathiw@hickmanmills.org

Semester Dates

August 18-December 9

Class Days

Tuesday

Class Time

6:00 - 8:30 PM

Prerequisites

Admission to the School for Education

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

Vukelich, C., Christie, J., & Enz, B. (2007).  Helping young children learn language and literacy:  Second Edition.  Pearson/Allyn & Bacon.  Required text.
 
Owocki, G.  (1999).  Literacy through play.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann  Required text.

 

Schickendanz, J.A., & Casgergque, R. M. (2004).  Writing in preschool.  International Reading Association. (optional)

 

Tabors, P. O. (1997).  One child, two languages: A guide for preschool educators of children learning English as a second language.  Baltimore, Brookes.  Required text.

 

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:

Professional Journals (On reserve at the library):

 

Laster, B., & Conte, B. (1999).  Emerging literacy: Message boards in preschool.  Reading Teacher, 52, 417-419.

Labbo, L. D. (2005).  From morning message to digital morning message: Moving from the tried and true to the new.  Reading Teacher,58, 782-785.

 

Lefever-Davis, S., & Pearman, C. (2005).  Early readers and electronic texts: CD-ROM storybook features that influence reading behaviors.  Reading Teacher, 58, 446-454.

 

Meier, T. (2003). “Why can’t she remember that?” The importance of storybook reading in multilingual, multicultural classrooms.   Reading Teacher, 57, 242-252.

 

Moore, L. M. (1998).  Learning language and some initial literacy skills through social interactions.  Young Children, 53, 72-75

 

Morningstar, J. (1999).  Home response journals: Parents as informed contributors in the understanding of their child’s literacy development.  Reading Teacher, 52, 690-697.

 

Moustafa, M., &  Maldonado-Colon, E. (1999).  Whole-to-part phonics instruction: Building on what children know to help them know more.  Reading Teacher, 52, 448-458.

 

Moutry, C. (2003).  Three Teachers' Quest: Providing Daily Writing Activities for Kindergartners.  Young Children, 58, 24-28. 

 

Roskos, K.A., J.F. Christie, & D.J. Richgels. 2003. The essentials of early literacy instruction. Young Children 58, 52-60.

 

Wuori, D. 1999. Beyond letter of the week: Authentic literacy comes to kindergarten. Young Children 54, 24-25.

 

Xu, S. & Rutledge, A. (2003).  Chicken Starts with Ch! Kindergartners Learn through Environmental Print.  Young Children, 58, 44-51

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Course Description:
 This course will be a study of language and literacy development in young children.  Emphasis will be placed on the roles of teachers and families in facilitating reading, writing, speaking, and listening in young children, from birth through age 5. Students will observe and interact with children in the following early childhood settings: Infancy/Toddler, Pre-K, and Primary K-3 for a total of 15 hours. At least 2 of these hours will be spent in an educational setting observing children that are English Language Learners. 

PREREQUISITE: Admission to the School of Education or the Early Childhood Education and Leadership Program. 303

Educational Philosophy:

Developing as a teacher is a complex process that occurs most effectively in learning communities that provide rich opportunities for inquiry and reflection, and that cultivate a sense of curiosity, integrity, social justice, and professionalism.
Learning at every level requires an interactive process of constructing understanding through study, reflection, and communication.

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Examine the influence of families and communities on children's language development (MoSTEP 1.2.3 EC 5.1 NAEYC 4b)
  2. Examine language strategies used by children who are English Language Learners. (MoSTEP 1.2.7 EC 5.1 NAEYC 4b)
  3. Plan, implement and evaluate teaching strategies that help children develop the language skills and vocabulary necessary to read, write, and converse about their world. (MoSTEP 1.2.7, EC 5.1NAEYC 4b)
  4. Plan, implement, and evaluate teaching strategies that help children create meaning from print. (MoSTEP 1.2.7, EC 5.2NAEYC 4b)
  5. Plan, implement, and evaluate teaching strategies that help children develop beginning skills in using graphic representation and print to communicate meaning to others. (MoSTEP 1.2.7, EC 5.2NAEYC 4b)
  6. Demonstrate and evaluate interactive techniques, including coaching, scaffolding, co-constructing, and questioning to support and extend children's language and literacy development. (MoSTEP 1.2.7 EC 5.1 5.2, NAEYC 4b).
  7. Plan meaningful assessments of children's language and literacy capabilities. (MoSTEP 1.2.8, EC 4.1 NAEYC 3a)
  8. Analyze teaching strategies that involve each family in their child's literacy development. (MoSTEP 1.2.10 EC 3.4 NAEYC 2c)


Core Assessment:
Journals and Analysis from fieldwork

Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:

Creating a Professional Community:
Each week, you will be asked to identify two important ideas from the readings to share with a teaching partner or colleague. Please write these down to be turned in to the instructor and be prepared to share from your notes. Briefly explain the ideas and the major points you would make in your conversation with your colleague. Then, consider the values underlying the ideas, for example, the importance of honoring the child's home language and culture. Be sure to use the Park University Early Childhood Department goals for graduates as a resource in your thinking.  

The purpose of this weekly assignment is to prepare you to be a teacher who reads and shares ideas with colleagues, and who considers the values underlying teaching decisions. Your work must be completed each week. This assignment is designed for discussion purposes, therefore late work will not be accepted for credit (10 pts. each, for a total of 160 pts).  (Park University Literacies: Analytical and Critical Thinking, Ethics and Values.)  


Application Assignments: 

These assignments invite you to apply and extend your knowledge through a variety of questions. Five of the application assignments require that you observe and interact with children for a minimum of 15 hours in early childhood settings. 

Each assignment has a rubric designed to reflect the content of the assignment. (425 pts. total.) (Park University Literacies: Analytical and Critical Thinking, Ethics and Values.) 

Grading:

GRADING PLAN: Rating scales for each assignment are attached to the syllabus. Attendance and participation in daily activities is expected.  Absences will be considered in the final course evaluation.

A= 585-526 pts. Exceptional work that demonstrates strong understandings and critical thinking.

B= 525-468 pts.

C= 467-409 pts.
D=408-351 

 

Participation:  Dispositions for Becoming an Effective Teacher” will be used as the criteria for participation in class discussion and expectations for assignments.   To earn the grade of an “A” for the course your participation and coursework must clearly demonstrate each of the dispositions at the level of “3” or “4”.  This includes work being turned in on the date due and attendance.

Late Submission of Course Materials:
LATE SUBMISSION OF COURSE MATERIALS: All assignments must be turned in on time to receive full credit.  Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive but printers run out of ink and hard drive crash.  You are responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines.  Be sure to save copies of your work to disk, hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes. When turning in an assignment, be sure to provide the instructor with a paper copy rather than a disk or an e-mail attachment.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

CLASS EXPECTATIONS:

·         Arrive promptly for class.

·         Turn off cell phone.

·         Actively participate in class learning experiences.

·         Attend all class meetings (excused absences for emergencies only).

 

     Each student will be an important part of the community of learners.  The learnings created through discussion and group work will be essential to developing understandings of the course content.  If you should have an emergency and are unable to attend, please be sure to call the instructor before the class meeting.  Attendance will be considered in determining the final course grade.   If you have more than two absences for the semester, your final evaluation will be lowered by one grade, for example, a “B” will become a “C.”  Three late arrivals or early departures = one missed class.

 

·         Complete all reading assignments before the class for which they are assigned.

·         Complete all assignments on the date indicated in the syllabus. 

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

 

Week

Date

Topics and Assignments

1

August 19

Introduction

 

1. Reading: Vukelich, Christie, & Enz Chapter 1

2

August 26

The Child's Spoken Language Development in the Context of Family and Community

 

1. Reading: Vukelich, Christie, & Enz Chapter 2

 

2. Begin application Assignment #1. Due on Sept. 9.

Observe a child (birth to five years) and an adult in a home setting for a minimum of one hour. Take a rich collection of anecdotal and running records. Based upon the strategies described in Vukelich, Christie, & Enz (p. 34-36), analyze the different opportunities and ways in which oral language (speaking and listening) is encouraged and extended in a home setting, including materials, experience, and interactions. Be sure to include descriptive examples.  Discuss the importance of social interaction in oral language development.

1.       How is the child becoming a member of the language community?

2.       How do the adults (or older children) seek to understand and extend the child's ideas, thinking process, theories, feelings, and goals?

3.       How is the child using language for different purposes?

4.       How would each of the proposed theories of language acquisition from the text explain your observation?

Be sure to use your readings to support and expand your thinking in your analysis. Reflect on your observations and reflections from the assignment as you write your paper.

1.    What are you noticing that seems important for your teaching?

How are these observations helping you develop a vision of the teacher you want to be?

What readings are helping you understand the issues?

Why might your observations and reflections be important for the year children will spend in your company?

How are your observations and reflections helping you envision children as capable and competent?

How are you coming to appreciate the values that underlie teaching decisions?

(This observation reflection is an important part of the assignment and should be at least 1-1½ pages). 25 pts.

(Due Tuesday, Sept. 9)

 

3

Sept. 2

Supporting and Extending the Child’s Spoken Language Development in Early Childhood Settings

 

1. Reading: Vukelich, Christie, & Enz Chapter 3

 

4

Sept. 9

Emerging Reading and Writing


1. Reading:  Vukelich, Christie, & Enz Chapters 5

  

2. Application Assignment #1 due today.  One Hour Parent-Child Observation.  25 points.

 

3. Begin Application Assignment #2: Observe in a pre-K setting for a minimum of two hours. Take a rich collection of anecdotal and running records.  Based upon your observations explore the following concepts and questions, being sure to provide descriptive examples of your observations in your paper.

1.        How does the teacher encourage, support, and extend language development?  

2.        How does the teacher seek to understand and extend the child/children's ideas, thinking process, theories, feelings, and goals?

3.        How do the teacher's strategies differ in different contexts (e.g. arrival, play, large-group, small-group)?

4.        How do the opportunities for language development differ from those observed in the home?

Be sure to draw upon readings to support and extend your thinking in your analysis. 

 

Reflect on your observations and reflections from the assignment.

1.        What are you noticing that seems important for your teaching?

2.        How are these observations and reflections helping you develop a vision of the teacher you want to be?

3.        What readings are helping you understand the issues?

4.        Why might your observations and reflections be important for the year children will spend in your company?

5.        How are your observations and reflections helping you envision children as capable and competent?

6.        How are you coming to appreciate the values that underlie teaching decisions?

(This paper is an important part of the assignment and should be at least 1-1-½ pages typed).50 pts.  Due September 23.

 

 

5

Sept. 16

 Sharing Good Books with Young Children

 

 

1. Reading: Vukelich, Christie, & Enz Chapter 4

 

2. Read one of the following articles to be shared with colleagues during a round robin discussions group. Articles will be assigned during Sept 9 class and used in discussion today. 

Laster, B., & Conte, B. (1999). Emerging literacy: Message boards in preschool. Reading Teacher, 52, 417-419.

Moore, L. M. (1998). Learning language and some initial literacy skills through social interactions. Young Children, 53, 72-75.

Roskos, K.A., J.F. Christie, & D.J. Richgels. 2003. The essentials of early literacy instruction. Young Children 58, 52-60.

Additional articles may be added by the instructor.

 


3. Begin Application Assignment #3. Arrange to work in a classroom at Northland Head Start or another approved early childhood center for five one-hour visits over the next five weeks. During that time you will be asked to interact with the children practicing different strategies for supporting their speaking, listening, reading, and writing, including fingerplays, songs, interactive readings (picture walks, dialogic reading, think-alouds), list-making, language experience approach, drawing to learn, etc.) Keep a weekly record of reflections about your time in the classroom describing the strategies you are practicing and the things you are learning. Journals entries may be typed or hand written (Format for the journal to be distributed in class.) 25 pts. each for a total of 125 pts.

Due November 4.

Begin visits Week 5 to completed by Week 10

 

 

 6

 Sept. 23

 Young Children as Readers: Early Literacy Strategies

 

1. Reading: Vukelich, Christie, & Enz Chapters 6 & 7


2
.   Application Assignment #2 due. Two-hour preschool observation. 50 points

 

 

7

Sept. 30

Young Children as Writers

 

1. Reading: Schickendanz, J.A., & Casgergque, R. M. (2004). Writing in preschool. International Reading Association optional professional source on early writing development.  Each class member will provide a brief overview of his/her reading during a short presentation.  

 

  1. Assignment:  Prepare for short presentation on professional reading

 

 

8      

Oct 7   

Young Children as Writers:  Strategies for Teaching Writing

 

  1. Reading: Vukelich, Christie, & Enz Chapter 8

 

9

Oct 21

Literacy and Play

 

1. Reading: Owocki, G. (1999). Literacy through play. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann

 

 10

 Oct 28

Ongoing Assessment and Adapting Instruction to Meet the Needs of Diverse Children

 

1. Reading: Vukelich, Christie, and Enz Chapter 9

 

2. Begin Application Assignment #4 on Assessment.

Review the Head Start Child outcomes, Missouri Pre-K Literacy Standards, and the Project Construct Standards. Select one set of standards and describe how you might assess each of the language and literacy outcomes in your Pre-K classroom in an authentic manner that captures the child at her highest level of capability. This paper should be 1-1/2 pages. 

The format of the paper should include:

A description of the activity and the environment in which the assessment will occur.

A description of how the assessment will be observed and recorded. This description should include details for recording and analyzing the information gathered (e.g. a rubric or other standard)

A description of how the information gathered will be utilized. This should include a discussion of how assessment informs ongoing curricular decisions and how it can be used to include parent’s in their child’s educational growth.

Total 25 points.

Due November 4.

 

11

Nov 4

Readers and Writers in Kindergarten Classrooms

1. Readings: Review Vukelich, Christie, & Enz Chapter 7

AND one of the following to be shared with colleagues during a round robin discussion group. Readings will be assigned during October 18 class session.

Moustafa, M., & Maldonado-Colon, E. (1999). Whole-to-part phonics instruction: Building on what children know to help them know more. Reading Teacher, 52, 448-458.

Moutry, C. (2003). Three Teachers' Quest: Providing Daily Writing Activities for Kindergartners. Young Children, 58, 24-28.

Wuori, D. 1999. Beyond letter of the week: Authentic literacy comes to kindergarten. Young Children 54, 24-25.

Xu, S. & Rutledge, A. (2003). Chicken Starts with Ch! Kindergartners Learn through Environmental Print. Young Children, 58, 44-51

Additional articles may be added by the instructor.

 

2.  Application Assignment #4 due today.  Assessment Standards.  25 points.

 

3. Begin Application Assignment #5: Arrange to visit a preschool or kindergarten classroom. With the teacher's assistance, identify a child whose primary home language is not English and observe the child for a minimum of two hours. Take a rich collection of anecdotal and running records.

Based upon your observations explore the following questions:

1.        Does the child appear to comprehend some of the talk that is going on in the classroom? How do you know?

2.        How does the child communicate with other children? Provide descriptive examples.

3.        How does the teacher support both of the child's languages? Provide descriptive examples.

4.        Are other children helping? Provide descriptive examples.

5.        Does the child have other opportunities to use his or her home language? Provide descriptive examples. 

Be sure to draw upon readings to support and extend your thinking in your analysis.

Reflect on your observations and reflections from the assignment. 

1.        What are you noticing that seems important for your teaching?

2.        How are these observations and reflections helping you develop a vision of the teacher you want to be?

                  3.  What readings are helping you understand the issues? Why might your observations and reflections be  important for the year children will spend in your company?

4        How are your observations and reflections helping you envision children as capable and competent?

5.        How are you coming to appreciate the values that underlie teaching decisions?

6        How does Tabor’s book reflect what you observed? Include at least 3 references from the book in your paper.

 (This is an important part of the assignment and should be at least 1-1½ pages). 50 pts. Written Paper Due on November 18.

This observation is due at the conclusion of reading Tabors, P.O. (1997) One child, two languages: A guide for preschool educators of children learning English as a second language. Baltimore, Brookes. This book will be discussed at the Nov 18 class.

 

12

Nov 11

Readers and Writers in Kindergarten Classrooms: Multilingual and Multicultural Classrooms

1. Readings: Meier, T. (2003). “Why can’t she remember that?” The importance of storybook reading in multilingual, multicultural classrooms. Reading Teacher, 57, 242-252.

 Readers and Writers in Early Childhood and Kindergarten Classrooms: Multilingual and Multicultural Classrooms

 

2. Begin reading Tabors, P.O. (1997) One child, two languages: A guide for preschool educators of children learning English as a second language. Baltimore, Brookes. This will support your observation and will be used for discussion during the Nov 11 class

2. Application Assignment #3 due today. Journal of 5 hours of preschool interactions in language and literacy development. 

 

3.  Begin Application Assignment:#6. Observe for a minimum of five of hours (at least two different days) in a kindergarten classroom. Take a rich collection of anecdotal and running records.

Analyze the classroom and teaching strategies based upon the practices explored in the readings for the semester with specific focus placed on the ways the teacher:

1.        Views children as capable and competent members of the literacy community,

2.        Provides explicit models of what good readers and writers do,

3.        Brings literature to life in the classroom,

4.        Connects literacy to children's lives outside the classroom, and

5.        Integrates literacy across the curriculum.  

Be sure to document with specific examples from your anecdotal records. 

Reflect on your observations and reflections from the assignment.  

1.        What are you noticing that seems important for your teaching?

2.        How are these observations and reflections helping you develop a vision of the teacher you want to be?

3.        What readings are helping you understand the issues?

4.        Why might your observations and reflections be important for the year children will spend in your company?

5.        How are your observations and reflections helping you envision children as capable and competent?

6.        How are you coming to appreciate the values that underlie teaching decisions?

(This is an important part of the assignment and should be at least 1-1½ pages.  125 pts.

Due Tuesday, December 2)     

OR 

Arrange to work in a kindergarten classroom for a minimum of five one-hour visits over the next five weeks. During that time you will be asked to interact with the children practicing different strategies for supporting their speaking, listening, reading, and writing, including interactive readings (picture walks, dialogic reading, think-alouds, list-making, language experience approach, drawing to learn, etc.)

Keep weekly reflections about your time in the classroom describing the strategies you are practicing and the things you are learning.

(Format for the journal to be distributed in class.)

25 pts. each for a total of 125 points 

Due December 2. (Begin visits Week 10 to complete by Week 15)

 

13

Nov 11

Readers and Writers in Kindergarten Classrooms: Using Technology

1. Readings:

Labbo, L. D. From morning message to digital morning message: Moving from the tried and true to the new. Reading Teacher, 8, 782-785.

Lefever-Davis, S., & Pearman, C. (2005). Early readers and electronic texts: CD-ROM storybook features that influence reading behaviors. Reading Teacher, 58, 446-454.

Additional articles may be assigned by the instructor.

 

 2. Application Assignment #5 due today.  ESL observation.  50 points

 

14

Nov 18

 

Organizing the Curriculum and the Environment

1. Readings: Vukelich, Christie, & Enz Chapter 10

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2. Begin Application Assignment:#7Classroom Management Plan.

 

Working in small groups during class and based on your classroom observations and your readings, create a detailed diagram of your intended classroom.   Label all areas of the classroom and important materials. It is important to note specific materials and activities in the environment that are included to facilitate literacy development. 

Develop a daily schedule for a half-day or full day program. This should reflect a typical day that includes time for children to participate in a variety of language and literacy activities reflected through large group, small group, and individual activities.  25 Points.  Due at the end of class.

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15

Nov 25

Organizing the Curriculum and the Environment

1. Readings: Vukelich, Christie, & Enz Chapter 10

Assignment:

 

2. Application Assignment:#7. Classroom Management Plan.

 

Based on your classroom observations and your readings, create a detailed diagram of your intended classroom.   Label all areas of the classroom and important materials. It is important to note specific materials and activities in the environment that are included to facilitate literacy development. 

Develop a daily schedule for a half-day or full day program. This should reflect a typical day that includes time for children to participate in a variety of language and literacy activities reflected through large group, small group, and individual activities.  25 Points.  Due today.

 

16

 

Dec 2

 

Creating Community through Literature

Including Families and the Community 

1. Read Vukelich, Christie, and Enz, Chapter 11 

2. Read Morningstar, J. (1999). Home response journals: Parents as informed contributors in the undertanding of their childs literacy development, Reading Teacher, 52, 690-697.Read assigned journal articles. Assigned during November 29 session.

Assignments:

1.    Choose a book reflecting diverse family cultures to share in class.

 

Application Assignment #6 is due today.  Kindergarten Observations/Interactions. 

 

 

 

Dec 9

 

Finals week.  Last day to turn in assignments.

 

 

 

 

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Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
3,4,5,6,7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Weekly Reflections:

Responses to each question are well-developed with explanations of at least two relevant examples from your fieldwork or references to readings (as appropriate) for each question.

•What new teaching strategies or materials did you implement or use?  Why? (NAEYC Standard 4.b, 4c)

•Were the children meaningfully engaged in the learning experience?  How do you know?  Provide examples? (NAEYC Standard 4b, 4c)

•Were there some children who were not able to become fully engaged in the learning experience?  What would you do next time to build on the strengths of these children? (NAEYC Standard 4b, 4c)

•Were there some children who were not able to become fully engaged in the learning experience?  What would you do next time to build on the strengths of these children? (NAEYC Standard 4b, 4c)

•How might you share these experiences with families?  (NAEYC Standard 2c)



•How might you share these experiences with families?  (NAEYC Standard 2c)



•What readings are helping you understand the issues? (NAEYC Standard 4d)













 
Weekly Reflections:

Responses address each of the questions and provide a brief reference to at least one relevant example from your fieldwork or one reference to reading (as appropriate) for each question.

 
Weekly Reflections:

Responses are brief and fail to include relevant examples or references to readings.  Some questions are not addressed.



 


No evidence.

 
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
3,4,5,6,7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Weekly Reflections: Responses are well-developed with explanations of at least two relevant examples from your fieldwork for each question.

How are these learnings helping you develop a vision of the teacher you want to be?  (NAEYC Standard 5d)

• How are your learnings helping you envision children as capable and competent? (NAEYC Standard 4a)







 
Weekly Reflections:

Responses address the questions and provide brief reference to at least one relevant example from your fieldwork for each question.

•How are these learnings helping you develop a vision of the teacher you want to be?  (NAEYC Standard 5d)

•How are your learnings helping you envision children as capable and competent? (NAEYC Standard 4a)





 
Weekly Reflections:

Responses are brief and fail to include a relevant example from your fieldwork.

•How are these learnings helping you develop a vision of the teacher you want to be? (NAEYC Standard 5d)

•How are your learnings helping you envision children as capable and competent? (NAEYC Standard 4a)













 


No evidence.

 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
3,4,5,6,7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Weekly Reflections:

Response is well-developed with explanations of at least two relevant examples from your readings.



• How are you coming to appreciate the values that underlie teaching decisions? (NAEYC Standard 5d)



 
Weekly Reflections: Response addresses the question and includes a brief reference to at least one relevant example from your readings.  



• How are you coming to appreciate the values that underlie teaching decisions? (NAEYC Standard 5d)



 
Weekly Reflections: Response is brief with no relevant example from your readings.



•How are you coming to appreciate the values that underlie teaching decisions? (NAEYC Standard 5d)



 
No evidence.

 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
3,4,5,6,7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Weekly Reflections: Response is well-developed with explanations of two or more relevant examples from your fieldwork.





• Why might these learnings be important for the year children will spend in your company?  (NAEYC Standard 5d)



 
Weekly Reflections:

Response addresses the question with a brief reference to at least one relevant example from your fieldwork.  



• Why might these learnings be important for the year children will spend in your company?  (NAEYC Standard 5d)





 
Weekly Reflections:

Response is brief with no relevant example from your fieldwork.



•Why might these learnings be important for the year children will spend in your company?  (NAEYC Standard 5d)



 


No evidence of addressing the required question.

 
Content of Communication                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
3,4,5,6,7                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            
Weekly Reflections: Journals clearly explain the purposes of the strategies practiced or observed in the field site, including the picture walk, interactive reading, shared writing, independent writing, and graphic representation. (NAEYC 4b, 4c)



 
Weekly Reflections: Journals briefly reference the purposes of the strategies practiced or observed in the field site, including the picture walk, interactive reading, shared writing, independent writing, and graphic representation.

(NAEYC 4b, 4c)





 
Weekly Reflections:

Little if any explanation is given for the purposes of the strategies practiced or observed in the field site, including the picture walk, interactive reading, shared writing, independent writing, and graphic representation.

(NAEYC 4b, 4c)





 
No evidence. 
Technical Skill in Communicating                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Careful attention to spelling and grammar.



Well-organized paragraphs help the reader follow your thinking.

 
Several minor errors in spelling and grammar (3-5).

 
Substantial errors in grammar and spelling (more than 5).

Construction of paragraphs is confusing.



 


No evidence.

 
First Disciplinary Competency.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
Develop interactive techniques, including coaching, scaffolding, co-constructing, and questioning to support and extend children's language and literacy development. (Relevant MoSTEP Standard 1.2.7, EC Competencies 5.1, 5.2, NAEYC 4a, 4b).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Culminating reflection explains how each of these strategies is being used to listen carefully for the child's intentions, questions, and thinking. (NAEYC 4a, 4b).



 
Culminating reflection briefly references how these strategies are being used to listen to the child's intentions, questions, or thinking. (NAEYC 4a, 4b).



 
Culminating reflection makes little if any mention of how these strategies are being used to listen to the child's intentions, questions, or thinking.  (NAEYC 4a, 4b).



 








No evidence of competency.

 
Second Disciplinary Competency                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
Identify and value the multiple strategies children use to make meaning and participate in their language communities (Relevant MOSTEP Standards 1.2.2, 1.2.3 EC Competencies 5.1, 5.2 NAEYC 4a, 4b).                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Weekly reflections consistently (on each visit) describe the child's strengths and identify the strategies the child( or children)  is using to participate meaningfully as a reader, writer, and speaker in the classroom culture.  (NAEYC 4a, 4b).



 
Weekly reflections occasionally (at least three visits) describe the child's strengths and identify the strategies the child (or children) is using to participate meaningfully as a reader, writer, and speaker in the classroom culture. (NAEYC 4a, 4b). Weekly reflections rarely (two or less) describe the child's strengths and identify the strategies the child (or children) is using to participate meaningfully as a reader, writer, and speaker in the classroom culture.  (NAEYC 4a, 4b).



 






No evidence of competency.

 

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