The purpose of this assignment is to research and practice ways to integrate communication skills, specifically speaking, viewing, listening, and thinking skills, into the English language arts classroom.
Write a 750-1,000 word newsletter to parents explaining how you are using specific strategies and methods to foster social interaction and communication in small group and whole class settings, as well as for students with diverse needs and abilities. Imagine your audience is theparents of students in your field experience or future professional practice.
Using research and what you gleaned from your field experience, include the following in your newsletter:
- An introduction of yourself and your role/position in the classroom.
- An explanation of the importance of fostering social interaction and communication in the English language arts classroom.
- Four strategies or methods that explicitly enhance studentsâ€™ communication skills in the following areas: Reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Provide at least one strategy or method for each of the four areas.
- An explanation of how you differentiate and/or provide additional communication support for all of the following: Students with emergent literacy skills, students with special needs, gifted students, and English language learners.
Add visuals and imagery to enhance the design of the newsletter. Include a references section in APA Style with three to five sources.