CRITICAL ISSUES IN LITERACY REPORT

The purpose of this assignment is to increase the knowledge base,add to the repertoire of reading theories,and increase skills of reflection and problem solving through research and reading on topics that are current,controversial, or significant in understanding the theories behind the reading process

Select a topic that is personally intriguing AND is addressed in the content of the course. Critical issues in literacy theory and learning, the processes of first and second language acquisition, literacy models for students having limited English proficiency,assessment, using home language other than English in an academic setting,emergent literacy and first-language and second-language learners, standardized testing for ESOL/LEP/ESE, multicultural literature, technology, basal readers,and parent involvement are suggested topics. An alternative may be suggested to the instructor for approval. Read a minimum of five reference sources on the selected topic.

Write a 5- page report that includes: ·General review and summary of the articles’content; ·Personal reaction to the information that has been summarized with specific attention to synthesizing the ideas found in the research with course concepts and personal background experiences; ·Introduction; ·Conclusion with a standing conviction; ·List of cited references, followingAPA format (6th ed.). ·

Suggestions for using research information with ESOL/LEP/ESE ·Completeresponses to each of the following questions: o How did the information in the selected readings increase your knowledge of emergent literacy specific to the identification of concepts in print? o How did the information in the selected readings increase your knowledge of the reading process, specific to the developmentalstages of reading and the syntactic, semantic,and graphophonemic cueing systems? o How did the information in the selected readings increase your knowledge of the process of constructing meaning from a variety of texts, specific to essentialcomprehension skills? o How did the information in the selected readings increase your knowledge of literature, specific to a variety of literary genres, literary devices,and selecting multicultural literature? o How did the information in the selected readings increase your knowledge of effective listening and viewing strategies? o How did the information in the selected readings increase your knowledge of the nature of language? o How did the information in the selected readings increase your knowledge of reading for a variety of purposes? o How did the information in the selected readings increase your knowledge and improve your understanding of English for speakers of other languages?