Topics 2-6, devote attention to each of the four areas of literacy
development. For each of these categories, observe a classroom
(grades 1-3) as the teacher and students focus on one of the four
areas. Keep notes on activities used by the teacher. Suggested
practicum schedule for observations and teaching the lesson plans:
1: Observations only; look for differentiation techniques for ELL’s
and special needs students.
2: Phonemic Awareness and Phonics
3: Word Study and Fluency
4: Vocabulary Development
Plans and Teaching Lessons
each of the four areas and using literacy assessments available in
the classroom, administer a pre-test to one student in your
you have administered the pre-test, confer with the mentor teacher
and prepare lesson plans to address the four areas of literacy
development. These lessons should be based on the direct
instruction model. The lessons should reflect the areas of need
identified through the data analysis collected from the pre-test.
the lessons to the one student you assessed previously.
assessments as a post-test to the same student. Analyze the data to
see if learning has improved from the pre-test to the post-test.
Student Prompts/Teacher Directions
Practicum Teacher Work Sample
a 850 - 1,000 word reflection essay summarizing:
learning experience during the practicum.
administration- the pre and post assessment data, challenges and
analysis. Include a chart or graphic organizer.
activities with the student during instruction.
made to be notated in the chart.
with the classroom teacher.
reflection on how assessment guides instruction. Explain how data
was used to target the needs of the student and to plan
this assignment according to the APA guidelines. An abstract is not
are required to submit this assignment to Turnitin. Original Work Only
all of your assessment data, copies of your lesson plans for each of
the literacy areas, and the reflection paper under one APA-style