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dc.contributor.authorButlin, Janel M.
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-07T21:58:05Z
dc.date.available2021-09-07T21:58:05Z
dc.date.issued8/1/2011
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12648/5876
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this research study was to explore how my teaching of literacy, which I define as reading, writing, listening, and speaking, through a balanced literacy framework impacted my students' development. I wanted to further develop and enhance my understanding of what is possible using literacy instruction grounded in a balanced literacy framework. Specifically, I would address the research question: How does my work as a first grade teacher influence my students' literacy development? To answer the question, I recorded my daily reflections and observations in a research journal. In a separate journal, I documented my students' reactions to and interactions with the various balanced literacy activities. The journals allowed me to see and track what I did on a daily basis and how my teaching and decisions impacted my students' development. I completed journal entries at the end of each school day for six consecutive weeks. I gathered a collection of artifacts, anecdotal records, and observations across the six week timeframe. During the six week study, I implemented new strategies and activities in order to document both my students' and my own reactions to the strategies and activities. Strategies and activities that I integrated into my instruction include daily singing and writing of songs, new and improved literacy centers based on best practices and input from veteran teachers, a new approach on shared reading, and the use of graphic organizers and post it notes to enrich understanding of non-fiction books.
dc.titleA First Grade Teacher's Exploration of her Students' Literacy Development
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refterms.dateFOA2021-09-07T21:58:05Z
dc.description.institutionSUNY Brockport
dc.description.departmentEducation and Human Development
dc.description.degreelevelMaster of Science in Education (MSEd)
dc.source.statuspublished
dc.description.publicationtitleEducation and Human Development Master's Theses
dc.contributor.organizationThe College at Brockport
dc.languate.isoen_US


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