In this 12 page final paper, analyze your beliefs about teaching reading. Include in your reflection a list of your major teaching and reinforcing activities for teaching literacy. How do these activities fit your philosophy of teaching reading, and your philosophy of teaching, in general? Set both long-term and short-term professional objectives. Include in your reflection your responses to the following:
Where do I want to be professionally five years from now?
What steps do I have to take to get there?
What are my strengths and weaknesses as a teacher of reading and writing?
How can I build on my strengths and weaknesses?
What new professional techniques/skills or areas of knowledge would I most like to learn?
Length: 12 pages (app. 350 words per page)
Your essay should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.
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Learning Outcomes: 2, 5, 7
Analyze resources and techniques used to assess early literacy, vocabulary, and literature.
Identify strategies for teaching students writing development that supports the special needs and characteristics of diverse populations of children.
Develop and analyze the components of a personal professional development plan that fosters beliefs about teaching literacy.