ECH 425 Topic 1 Discussion Question 1
Identify and explain simple ways schools can support and/or educate families on literacy while welcoming families as partners in their child’s education?
ECH 425 Topic 1 Discussion Question 2
Discuss what strategies you would use to improve literacy in the home and to improve success in school.
ECH 425 Topic 2 Discussion Question 1
What are steps reflective teachers should take to enhance the acquisition of oral language in early childhood classrooms?
ECH 425 Topic 2 Discussion Question 2
What are extra steps a teacher must take to support language development when working with English language learners?
ECH 425 Topic 3 Discussion Question 1
Explain the relationship between oral language and literacy development.
ECH 425 Topic 3 Discussion Question 2
What are signs of literacy development or emergent literacy among preschoolers? Provide examples.
ECH 425 Topic 4 Discussion Question 1
Choose five objects that should belong in every preschool or kindergarten classroom, and explain why you chose them.
ECH 425 Topic 4 Discussion Question 2
How does classroom organization support learning?
ECH 425 Topic 5 Discussion Question 1
What is the difference between phonological awareness and phonics? Provide examples. Why is it important for educators to know/understand the difference between the two?
ECH 425 Topic 5 Discussion Question 2
What are the two phonemic awareness skills most closely linked to reading and spelling? Provide an example of each. What are ways teachers can observe and assess these skills with young children?
ECH 425 Topic 6 Discussion Question 1
How can teachers and families use the data from early literacy assessments? How can this data create partnerships with families and educators to build effective learning environments at both home and school?
ECH 425 Topic 6 Discussion Question 2
What are the disadvantages to some early literacy assessments?
ECH 425 Topic 7 Discussion Question 1
Explain how you will use your knowledge as well as early literacy standards to create meaningful and challenging curriculum for each child?
ECH 425 Topic 7 Discussion Question 2
What would you consider the three most critical reading or writing standards? Why?
ECH 425 Topic 8 Discussion Question 1
Why are some teachers apprehensive about using technology in the classroom? What are ways to get teachers to use more technology?
ECH 425 Topic 8 Discussion Question 2
What are the advantages and disadvantages to using technology in the classroom for teachers as well as students?