Teaching Reading: Final Paper (Part 5)

Here is the fifth and final part to my Final Paper for Instructional Practices for Reading Teachers. Here is Part One, Two, Three, and Four. You are writing a grant in order to purchase literature and nonfiction trade books for integration into your curriculum. Discuss 5 reasons that you could include in your rationale for needing …

Teaching Reading: Final Paper (Part 4)

Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3, in case you missed them. Here is my answer to the fourth prompt given as part of my Final Paper for Instructional Practices for Reading Teachers. Write a letter to parents explaining at least 4 ways (2 informal and 2 formal) of how you will assess your students. …

My Directed Reading-Thinking Activity

The Directed Reading-Thinking Activity builds critical awareness of the reader’s role and responsibility in interacting with the text. It involves readers in the process of predicting, verifying, judging, and extending thinking about the text material. It differs slightly from the Directed Reading Activity. This time I could use a story book instead of an informational text. I …

My Directed Reading Activity

For my Instructional Practices for Reading Teachers class, I was to practice using a Directed Reading Activity (DRA) with at least three students while reading an informational text. DRA is a strategy that provides students with instructional support before, during, and after reading. The teacher takes an active role preparing students to read the text by …