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Mario Izzo's Language Arts Book of Learning

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Mario Izzo's Language Arts Book of Learning
Created by Mario Izzo
Due Date: November 7th 2021
Table of Contents
Week 1 - Welcome and Syllabus
Week 2 - Four Roles of the Literate Learner, Curriculum Connections
Week 3 - Revisiting Reading, An Assessment Connection and Curriculum Connections
Week 4 - Planning - Long Range, Unit and Lesson Plans
Week 5 - Oral Language: Phonological Awareness, Phonemic Awareness and Phonics; Reading Fluency/Decoding
Week 6 - Oral Language - Vocabulary and Concept Development
Week 7 - Writing Instruction - The Writing Process, Writers' Workshop and Other Connections
Week 8 - Writing Instruction - Elements of Writing, Forms and Genres, Vocabulary, Spelling, Assessment and Feedback
Week 9 - A Few Missing Pieces - Graphic Organizers, Sentence Starters, Anchor Charts, Learning Skills
Week 1 - Welcome and Syllabus
In week 1, we read about the Gradual Release of Responsibility concept, six language arts, and the curriculum connections. We also learned the differences with regards to topic and theme for assignment 1A.
- The teacher reads to the students.
- Offers full support in reading and teaches the entire class.
Shared Readings:
- The students take part in the readings when they feel comfortable to do so.
- The teacher reads with the students and provides a high level of support.
Guided Readings:
- Students read on their own with support with support from the teacher if needed.
- The teacher works in small groups to provide the support to the students.
Fox-Comery Course notes Week 1
Independent Readings:
- Students read on their own with very little to no support from the teacher.
A Guide to Effective Instruction in Reading K-3
Four Strands
Oral Communication
Media Literacy
Expressive Dimensions:
- Speaking
- Writing
- Representing
How do the strands connect with the language arts dimensions?

Based on the concept of the strands and the dimensions, students learn by being receptive at first which consists of listening, reading, and viewing. Once they grasp the receptive dimensions, they proceed on to expressive which consists of speaking, writing, and representing. As the students move up through the grades, they repeat this process when learning new vocabulary and apply receptive and expressive dimensions to the new words they have learned.
Table 1.1 Dimensions of Language and Literacy
(From Bainbridge Text Page 4)
Rounded Rectangle
Receptive Dimensions:
- Listening
- Reading
- Viewing
Week 2 - Four Roles of the Literate Learner, Curriculum Connections
Code User
- Practices that relate to decoding text
Meaning Maker
- Practices that relate to making meaning from texts
Text User
- Practices that relate to pragmatics , or the purpose, audience and context of text
Text Analyzer
- Practices that relate to critical interpretation of text
These 4 areas have their separate identities, but they end up working simultaneously.
Fox-Comery Course Notes Week 2
In the video for the meaning maker in the PowerPoint Presentation, the video states that increasing the students vocabulary makes an impact on their reading ability.