ELM 303 Topic 3 Clinical Field Experience B: Student Needs and Instructional Planning
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This field experience will give you practical experience observing how educators promote student literacy development through phonemic awareness, as well as practical experience in choosing instructional resources appropriate to curriculum goals and content standards.
Allocate at least 5 hours in the field to support this field experience.
Observe, collaborate with, and interview your mentor teacher regarding literacy instruction.
In collaboration with your mentor, identify a small group of 3-5 students at various literacy skill levels and needs (i.e., below grade level, at grade level, above grade level, IEP, ADHD, or behavior concerns). Take time to observe and possibly assist with this group of students in the classroom, focusing on their literacy skills.
Work with your mentor teacher on the following:
- Discuss your observations of the identified small group of students and their specific literacy needs.
- Consider instructional strategies to differentiate learning focusing on the identified student needs.
- Request permission to design and deliver a literacy lesson plan and assessment for the small group of students in upcoming field experience assignments.
- Select a book to be used within the literacy lesson plan you will be developing. The book should be appropriate for creating reading comprehension, vocabulary, and writing activities. Take into consideration identified student needs, differentiation strategies, and appropriate technology tools.
In 150-300 words, summarize and reflect upon your observations, collaboration, and interview. Provide relevant examples that demonstrate specific student literacy needs. Include literacy lesson plan ideas related to reading comprehension, vocabulary, and writing activities that utilize the identified book. Explain how you will use your findings in your future professional practice.
Use any remaining field experience hours to assist the teacher in providing instruction and support to the class.
APA format is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.
This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite. Refer to the LopesWrite Technical Support articles for assistance.
Document the locations and hours you spend in the field on your Clinical Field Experience Verification Form.
Submit the Clinical Field Experience Verification Form to the LMS in the last topic. Directions for submitting can be found on the College of Education site in the Student Success Center.