Personal Statement: How To Teach A Child To Read

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How to Teach a Child to Read As a future teacher, I will have the responsibility to implement a balanced literacy that enhances students learning to read and write. Introducing phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, fluency, and comprehension, in structured guided reading, read aloud, shared reading activities focused on children learning styles, prior knowledge, and reading level. Foremost, basing my personal philosophy of literacy instruction, on constructivism and sociolinguistic theories, where hands on experience and guidance are priorities. Therefore, to facilitate that a child acquires literacy skills, as I plan for literacy instruction in my future classroom, I will take into consideration four essential elements: a child’s literacy …show more content…
Using the I Do-We Do-You Do strategy: Modeled, shared, Interactive, Guided, Independent.
Modeled scaffolding is the I DO strategy, the teacher gives examples on fluent reading and writing, explains, shows strategies of reading and writing, and procedure for a literacy activity.
Shared scaffolding is the We Do strategy. The teacher is still showing how to do things, takes the initiative, but the student can intervene when feels comfortable. Students can practice reading on their own to gain confidence and feel successful.
Interactive reading and Writing instead is We Do-You Do strategy. The child is actively participating in activities, can apply and share reading, phonics, and spelling skills to the class. Teacher intervene if necessary.
The Guided Reading and writing are still in the We Do-You Do strategy, but less than it was in the interactive reading. The teacher may use Mini-lessons, and collaborative books to guide the student in the writing process.
The Independent reading and writing scaffolding is the You-Do strategy, but with a little support from the teacher. The student is independent and capable to write and