Reading Log #1
Herrera, S., & Perez, D. (2010). Teaching reading to English language learners: Differentiated literacies (pp. 1-17). Boston: Allyn & Bacon.
Morrow, L. (2012). Literacy development in the early years: Helping children read and write (7th ed., pp. 102-133). Boston: Pearson. Summary The literacy book went through the brain development and language and literacy development from birth to age three. Brain cells become connected or they disintegrate depending on how much they get used. Connections that are made are called synaptogenesis. There are different stages in language development depending upon age. This is why it is crucial to talk and read to a child from birth. The most development in language occurs from age 2 to 3 with gaining most of the phonemes, making short sentences, and expanding their comprehension. Strategies that we can use for language development include surrounding infants with sound and sensory objects, scaffolding, having a variety of centers, using themes, and reading literature. As they develop their vocabulary they also need to be taught the correct way to structure these words in a sentence. From the ELL book we learn of reading process models bottom-up, top-down, and interactive to help children learn to read. The book characterizes reading proficiency as being intelligent with the personal, key, and exploration based angles being joined. For CLD children, the anecdotal measurements of writing proficiency are sociocultural, phonetic, scholastic, and cognitive in nature. The essential areas of education are tuning in, talking, perusing, and composing, and the exploration-based components of reading proficiency are phonemic mindfulness, phonics, vocabulary, understanding, and familiarity. Together, these angles impart to teachers the need of remembering the entire student as they create direction that focuses on the exploration based parts of writing proficiency, while keeping up a stress on correspondence for significance. Word Count: 254
Critique Many good ideas are presented on how to help develop language in students within the classroom. Basically everything you do from science to math to reading is helping the students develop their language. If we use these lessons to incorporate language development then their communication skills will transform quickly. They can then practice these skills that they have learned during informal conversations. This would be a good time to observe the students when they are in a comfortable environment and the…