ECE 340 Topic 3 Assignment Clinical Field Experience A: Whole Language

ECE 340 Topic 3 Assignment Clinical Field Experience A: Whole Language

 

Allocate at least 1 hour in the field to support this field experience.

The whole language approach focuses on meaning and strategy. Most teachers combine the whole language approach and the phonics approach for an effective literacy curriculum. It is important to be knowledgeable in whole language ideas and strategies in order to teach a well-rounded literacy program.

Use the following questions to guide your discussion and help you gather necessary information to develop your understanding of whole language:

  1. What is your view on the whole language approach?
  2. How do you gauge student language ability at the beginning of the school year?
  3. What data do you gather and act upon to meet language and emergent literacy needs of all students?
  4. Explain the resources you used to differentiate learning for students.
  5. Explain how you will use your findings in your future professional practice.

After your interview, observe your mentor teacher delivering reading instruction (Birth-Pre-K or K learning environment). What connections do you see between your discussion and the lesson you observed?

Following the practicum/field experience, write a 500-750 word reflection summarizing your interview and observations. Take a position on the viability of the whole language approach, and using or not using the whole language approach in the classroom. Include information from your interview and topic materials to support your position.

Support your position with 2-3 resources, one of which can be your interview.

While APA style format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and in-text citations and references should be presented using documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.

Document the locations and hours you spend in the field on your Clinical Field Experience Verification Form.

Submit the Clinical Field Experience Verification Form to the LMS in the last topic. Directions for submitting can be found on the College of Education site in the Student Success Center.

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