Teaching Philosophy, Literacy Instruction And Research And The Seven Pillars Of Literacy

1656 Words Apr 17th, 2016 7 Pages
Throughout this course I have gained knowledge about myself as an educator and how to create an effective literacy classroom. My literacy philosophy, literacy instruction topics, insights into literacy instruction and research and the seven pillars of literacy development are all important aspects of what I have learned and will apply to my classroom A teaching philosophy is an important base to every classroom, having specific components of my teaching philosophy that related to literacy helps keep my classroom organized and focused when it comes to literacy instruction. One key aspect of my literacy philosophy is exposure to various forms of literature, I feel that the more you expose students to literature, and the more varieties if literature made available to them, the more likely they are to have a natural desire to read and write on their own. Another component I find important is applying literacy instruction to every day real world contexts. By showing my students that reading and writing is part of their everyday lives in many ways, they are able to make real world connections and extend their learning outside of the classroom. I also feel that cross-subject literacy instruction is important, by using literacy as a way to tie subjects and lessons together; students are getting a more well-rounded education experience. In my classroom I used literacy in combination with STEM topics to enhance informational reading and writing skills. Teaching students that reading…

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