Welcome to my READ 515 blog! I hope you enjoy reading my posts as they are here to provide thoughtful insight regarding our semester’s context.
“We are all bilingual” This quote by Moline (2011) really resonated with me because it is so true. We all use visuals everyday and it is a huge part of our lives. Especially now with smartphones, GPS, billboards, and the internet. It is a second way of communicating. So that brings me to my first … Continue reading Blog #6 Using Visuals to Teach Inclusively
“The Reading Workshop is a teaching method in which the goal is to teach students strategies for reading and comprehension. The workshop model allows teachers to differentiate and meet the needs of all their students.” (www.busyteacherscafe.com/literacy/reading_workshop.html) The Reading Workshop! The workshop model is part of inclusive pedagogy because it differentiates the instruction to meet the … Continue reading Blog #5 Reading Workshop
How Should We Teach Writing? There is so much more to writing then just the process of pencil to paper. Writing is also about verbalizing what is written and providing meaning as well as creating visuals. In “All Children can Write” by Graves, the writing-process approach takes on the steps needed to help children to … Continue reading Blog #4 Conception of Writers and Writing
“Visual Literacies and Critical Thinking Go Hand in Hand. One Develops the Other.” We as future teachers need to use and embrace various visual means of literacy to allow our students the opportunity to interpret the images in their own way. This includes using SELFIES and EMOJIS and allowing … Continue reading Blog #3 Visual Literacies