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ED 586 Emergent Literacy Diverse Soc II
Choi, Dong Hwa


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Course

ED 586 Emergent Literacy Diverse Soc II

Semester

F2P 2007 ED

Faculty

Choi, Dong Hwa

Title

Assistant Professor

Degrees/Certificates

Ph. D

Office Location

Independence

Office Hours

W, Th 12-5 pm

Daytime Phone

816-584-6563

Other Phone

816-820-7950

E-Mail

dong.choi@park.edu

Semester Dates

Oct 22-Dec 14, 07

Class Days

----R--

Class Time

5:00 - 9:30 PM

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

  •  Clay, M. M. (1998).  By different paths to common outcomes.  York: ME.  Stenhouse.
  • Geekie, P., Cambourne, B., & Fitzsimmons, P. (1999).  Understanding literacy development.  Stoke on Trent, UK: Trentham.
  • Johnston, P. H. (2004)  Choice words: How our language affects children’s learning.  York, ME: Stenhouse.
  • Paley, V. G.  (1997). The girl with the brown crayon: How children use stories to shape their lives.   Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore

Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore

Additional Resources:
 

  • Anderson, J., Anderson, A., Lynch, J., & Shapiro, J. (20030. Storybook reading in a multicultural society: Critical perspectives. In A. van Kleeck, S. A. Stahl, & E. B. Bauer (Eds.) On reading books to children: Parents and teachers.  pp. 203-230. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
  • Berry, J. H., & Allen, E. H. (2002).   Faces to the window: ‘The Construction Project’. Early Childhood Research & Practice. Spring Volume 4, no1. 1-14. www.ecrp.uicu.edu/v4n1/berry.html
  • Dickenson, D. K. (2001). Book reading in preschool classrooms: Is recommended practice common? In D. K. Dickenson, & P. O. Tabors, (Eds.). Beginning literacy with language: Young children learning at home and school. pp. 175-203. Brookes Publishing.
  • Dickenson, D. K. (2001). Large-group and free-play times: Conversational settings supporting language and literacy development. In D. K. Dickenson, & P. O. Tabors, (Eds.). Beginning literacy with language: Young children learning at home and school. pp. 223-255. Brookes Publishing.
  • Dombey, H. (2003). Interactions between teachers, children and texts in three primary classrooms in England. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 3, 37-58.
  • Gregory, E., Williams, A., Baker, D., & Street, B. (2004). Introducing literacy to four year olds: Creating classroom cultures in three schools. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 4, 85-107.
  • Hughes, M., & Westgate, D. (1998). Teachers and other adults as talk partners in nursery and reception classes.    In M. Woodhead, D. Faulker, & K. Littleton (Eds.) Cultural worlds of early childhood. pp. 214-222. NY; Routledge.
  • Invernizzi, M. (2003). Concepts, sounds, and the ABCs: A diet for a very young reader. In D. M. Barone & L. M. Morrow (Eds.) Literacy and young children: Research-based practices. Pp. 140-156. NY: Guilford.
  • McKeown, M. G., & Beck, I.L. (2003). Taking advantage of read-alouds to help children make sense of decontextualized language. In A. van Kleeck, S. A. Stahl, & E. B. Bauer (Eds.) On reading books to children: Parents and teachers.  pp. 159-176. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
  • Neuman S. B., Celan, D., & Fisher, R. (1996). The children’s hour: A social-constructivist approach to family literacy. Journal of Literacy Research, 28, 499-523. http://www.nrconline.org/jlr/archive/v28/article_28_4_2.pdf
  • Richgels, d. J. (2003). Invented spelling, phonemic awareness, and reading and writing instruction. In. S. B. Neuman & D. K. Dickinson (Eds.) Handbook of early literacy research. Pp. 142-155. NY: Guilford.
  • Riley, J., & Reedy, D. (2005). Developing young children’s thinking through learning to write argument. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 5, 29-51.
  • Schickedanz, J. A. (2003). Engaging preschoolers in code learning. In D. M. Barone & L. M. Morrow (Eds.) Literacy and young children: Research-based practices. Pp. 121-139. NY: Guilford.
  • Stahl, S. (2003). What do we expect storybook reading to do? How storybook reading impacts word recognition. In A. van Kleeck, S. A. Stahl, & E. B. Bauer (Eds.) On reading books to children: Parents and teachers.  pp. 363-383. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
  • Turbill, J. (2001). A researcher goes to school: Using technology in the Kindergarten literacy curriculum. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 1, 255-279.

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Course Description:
The second course in a two-course sequence that reviews current literacy research; explores the implications of research for teaching practices; and examines approaches to planning, implementing, and evaluating engaging literacy experiences that build on the knowledge, skills, and dispositions that children bring to the classroom.

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 Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Read and apply research on children's literacy development to teaching practices.
  2. Examine and evaluate strategies for supporting children's efforts to become active participants in literacy communities.
  3. Create engaging learning environments and develop meaningful literacy opportunities for each child in their classroom.


Core Assessment:

Class Assessment:
  A. Inquiry Project

 Literacy Practices Inquiry. (Due: 11/1, 11/15, 11/29, 12/6, 12/13)  (20 pts for each assignment—100 pts) 
 
 Identify an area of the literacy curriculum (reading, writing, listening, speaking) to explore in-depth during a five-week period in your classroom (or in the classroom of another teacher). 

1) Provide a descriptive introduction explaining the rationale for the focus of your inquiry, and ground your thinking in the research and theory examined in ED585 and ED586. 

2) Gather a well-developed collection of anecdotal records, annotated audio and/or videotapes, and children’s work samples accompanied by interpretive reflections that allow you to study the negotiation of meaning, and the scaffolding strategies that support the child/children’s literacy development. Each artifact should be accompanied by a reflective commentary that explains (a) the context and interprets the child’s language or literacy intentions, questions, or theories and (b) teacher’s role as an advocate to promote the child’s literacy abilities. (12 font size, double space, 1-2 pages per artifact)

3) Present your findings to the class each week (this collaborative inquiry process with your research group should be well-documented). 

 B. Weekly Journal (Due: 11/8, 11/22, 12/6) (39 pts)

The purpose of the weekly journal is to encourage a synthesis of the thinking of various authors and to promote a reflective stance on the part of the reader. Readings should be specifically referenced with a well-developed discussion of the provocations the authors are providing to your own thinking. Journals should be submitted weekly for a total of three entries for the session. (NAEYC Standards 1, 3, 4, 5; Professional Tools 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8).

Grading:
100-90% = A 

89-80 % = B

79-70 % = C

69-60% = D

Below 59% = F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
 

· All assignments should be typed. No handwritten assignment will be accepted.
 
· All assignments must be turned in on the dates indicated, unless date is changed by instructor.

· Late assignments will result in 20% reduction of the student’s point total for that assignment.

· When student submits assignments after due date, you will have one more opportunity to submit the assignments. You can submit the assignment one week after the due date. That means when we meet in class in the following week of the due date, you can submit the assignment. After the second opportunity is passed, I will NOT accept any late submission.

· Any absence does not excuse students’ responsibility to get assignments turned in on or before due day.

· Extreme emergency absences and/or due date situation will be handled case by case at the instructor’s discretion. Instructor’s decision is final. Keep instructor informed of any potential personal situations that might necessitate an absence. 

· The above procedures and calendar (given in class) for this course are tentative and subject to change in the event of extenuating circumstances. I reserve the right and responsibility to evaluate the quality of your work. Completion of an assignment does not guarantee the awarding of all possible points.

· If a student is absent for any reason, the student is still responsible for the information discussed in class that day.

· For your own protection, always save a copy of any assignment you complete.

Classroom Rules of Conduct:
 

Please reserve Thursday evening for this class meeting, and arrange your day so that you are able to arrive at 5:00 and remain until 9:30. We will begin class promptly at 5:00, take breaks to keep our minds fresh, and plan for a variety of learning opportunities, including small group research work and large group conversations about class readings. You will be responsible for leading discussion on the readings, so be prepared to guide your colleagues through an in-depth examination of the content of each week’s readings, as well as make connections to readings from earlier class session.   This will mean that everyone needs to be well-prepared by carefully reading the selections for the week. Please turn off all cell phones and reserve phone calls for breaks.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
 

Week

Date

Topics/Assignments

1

 

 

Oct 25

Children and teachers in conversation: Setting the stage

Reading: 

Geekie, P., Cambourne, B., & Fitzsimmons, P. (1999). Understanding literacy development. Stoke on Trent, UK: Trentham. Chapter 1

Johnston, P. H. (2004) Choice words: How our language affects children’s learning. York, ME: Stenhouse. Chapter 1-3

2

Nov 1

Children and teachers in conversation: Looking at research

Reading: 

Dickenson, D. K. (2001). Large-group and free-play times: Conversational settings supporting language and literacy development. In D. K. Dickenson, & P. O. Tabors, (Eds.). pp. 223-255. Beginning literacy with language: Young children learning at home and school. Brookes Publishing.

Dombey, H. (2003). Interactions between teachers, children and texts in three primary classrooms in England. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 3, 37-58.

Gregory, E., Williams, A., Baker, D., & Street, B. (2004). Introducing literacy to four year olds: Creating classroom cultures in three schools. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 4, 85-107.

Hughes, M., & Westgate, D. (1998). Teachers and other adults as talk partners in nursery and reception classes.   pp. 214-222. In M. Woodhead, D. Faulker, & K. Littleton (Eds.) Cultural worlds of early childhood. NY; Routledge. 

3

Nov 8

Children and teachers as writers.

Reading: 

Clay, M. M. (1998). The power of writing in early literacy. By different paths to common outcomes. York: ME. Stenhouse. Chapter 10

Geekie, P., Cambourne, B., & Fitzsimmons, P. (1999). Understanding literacy development. Stoke on Trent, UK: Trentham. Chapters 2-4

Richgels, d. J. (2003). Invented spelling, phonemic awareness, and reading and writing instruction. In. S. B. Neuman & D. K. Dickinson (Eds.) Handbook of early literacy research. Pp. 142-155. NY: Guilford.

Schickedanz, J. A. (2003). Engaging preschoolers in code learning. In D. M. Barone & L. M. Morrow (Eds.) Literacy and young children: Research-based practices. Pp. 121-139. NY: Guilford.

4

Nov 15

Children and teachers as writers: Exploring engaging questions

Reading: 

Geekie, P., Cambourne, B., & Fitzsimmons, P. (1999). Understanding literacy development. Stoke on Trent, UK: Trentham. Chapters 5-6

Johnston, P. H. (2004) Choice words: How our language affects children’s learning. York, ME: Stenhouse. Chapters 4-6

Berry, J. H., & Allen, E. H. (2002).   Faces to the window: ‘The Construction Project’Early Childhood Research & Practice. Spring Volume 4, no1. 1-14.  www.ecrp.uicu.edu/v4n1/berry.html

Casbergue, R. M., & Plauche, M. B. (2003). Immersing children in nonfiction: Fostering emergent research and writing. In D. M. Barone & L. M. Morrow (Eds.) Literacy and young children: Research-based practices. pp. 243-260. NY: Guilford.

Riley, J., & Reedy, D. (2005). Developing young children’s thinking through learning to write argument. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 5, 29-51.

5

Nov 22

Thanksgiving Recess

 

6

Nov 29

Children and teachers as readers: The literary context of the classroom

Reading: 

Clay, M. M. (1998). Introducing storybooks to young readers. By different paths to common outcomes. York: ME. Stenhouse. Chapter 12

Paley, V. G. (1997). The girl with the brown crayon: How children use stories to shape their lives.   Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Dickenson, D. K. (2001). Book reading in preschool classrooms: Is recommended practice common? In D. K. Dickenson, & P. O. Tabors, (Eds.). Beginning literacy with language: Young children learning at home and school. pp. 175-203. Brookes Publishing.

McKeown, M. G., & Beck, I.L. (2003). Taking advantage of read-alouds to help children make sense of decontextualized language. In A. van Kleeck, S. A. Stahl, & E. B. Bauer (Eds.) On reading books to children: Parents and teachers.  pp. 159-176. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

 

7

Dec 6

Children and teachers as readers: Developing concepts about print and sound.

Reading: 

Clay, M. M. (1998). The challenge of literacy improvement. By different paths to common outcomes. York: ME. Stenhouse. Chapter 14

Invernizzi, M. (2003). Concepts, sounds, and the ABCs: A diet for a very young reader. In D. M. Barone & L. M. Morrow (Eds.) Literacy and young children: Research-based practices. Pp. 140-156. NY: Guilford.

Nodelman, P. (2001). A is for…what? The function of alphabet books. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 3, 235-253.

Stahl, S. (2003). What do we expect storybook reading to do? How storybook reading impacts word recognition. In A. van Kleeck, S. A. Stahl, & E. B. Bauer (Eds.) On reading books to children: Parents and teachers.  pp. 363-383. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

8

Dec 13

Involving families: Issues and Approaches

Reading:

Anderson, J., Anderson, A., Lynch, J., & Shapiro, J. (20030. Storybook reading in a multicultural society: Critical perspectives. In A. van Kleeck, S. A. Stahl, & E. B. Bauer (Eds.) On reading books to children: Parents and teachers.   pp. 203-230. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

Neuman S. B., Celan, D., & Fisher, R. (1996). The children’s hour: A social-constructivist approach to family literacy. Journal of literacy research, 28, 499-523. http://www.nrconline.org/jlr/archive/v28/article_28_4_2.pdf

 

Evaluating technology in support of literacy

Reading:

Turbill, J. (2001). A researcher goes to school: Using technology in the Kindergarten literacy curriculum.  Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 1, 255-279.

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