EED 470 Topic 1 Discussion Question 1
Which event in the history of teaching reading has had the most significant impact on reading in the United States? Explain your answer.
EED470 Topic 1 Discussion Question 2
Identify the key components of the reading process. Which component do you think is the most crucial to becoming an excellent reader? Why?
EED 470 Topic 2 Discussion Question 1
What is the difference between phonemic awareness and phonics? Describe how a teacher can promote early literacy development through phonemic awareness.
EED470 Topic 2 Discussion Question 2
What role does phonics instruction play in classrooms with literacy programs?
EED 470 Topic 3 Discussion Question 1
Should students be taught sight words in beginning reading? Defend your answer.
EED470 Topic 3 Discussion Question 2
How does fluency influence reading comprehension? Explain your answer.
EED 470 Topic 4 Discussion Question 1
What is the effect of vocabulary development and academic language in math, science, and other content areas? What implications does this have for future curriculum design in all content areas? Discuss.
EDD470 Topic 4 Discussion Question 2
What role does parental involvement play in literacy development? How can a teacher increase their involvement? Discuss.
EED 470 Topic 5 Discussion Question 1
What techniques to teach reading comprehension are being advocated by the most current research? Which do you think are the most viable? Which strategies would you most likely use initially? In what way? Explain your answer.
EED470 Topic 5 Discussion Question 2
How can teachers positively impact the reading comprehension skills of young students? Explain your answer.
EED 470 Topic 6 Discussion Question 1
What role does writing have in a balanced reading program? Explain.
EED470 Topic 6 Discussion Question 2
What role does spelling have in an effective reading program? How can spelling best be taught? Should schools implement a formal spelling program? Why or why not?
EED 470 Topic 7 Discussion Question 1
Why do teachers need to differentiate instruction? Explain your answer.
EED470 Topic 7 Discussion Question 2
Which of the ways teachers assess student progress in reading ability do you think might be the most effective? Explain your answer.
EED_470 Topic 8 Discussion Question 1
What are two ideas, strategies, and methods that you have learned in this course that you will use in your teaching? Explain your answer.
EED470 Topic 8 Discussion Question 2
What is the role of family literacy programs in a balanced literacy program? Discuss.