My Philosophy on Teaching Literature
I believe all children can learn to read in a classroom that is integrated with differentiated instruction and has a safe and engaging learning environment which is rich with a variety of literature to light that spark in the children to want to learn. I will make an effort to get to know my children in order to be able to provide a classroom library with nonfiction books to inform the inquiring mind, picture books for the artistic mind, and fiction books to entertain. All books will be chosen based on their curiosity, interest, personal connection, and learning profile, in order to attract and enchant the young readers into going back to the book area again and again.
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Other writing activities will include, class books, writing journals, creative stories, illustrated pictures, art projects, poems, letters, etc. I will have folders or notebooks to keep all of their papers in one place.
Once a month, I will set up a reading café in my classroom. Students will look through their folders filled with their writings and choose two writings and one art paper to share with the audience. The main purpose of this cafe is to promote the love of literature, so I will also offer an option of sharing favorite books instead of their papers. Students struggling in reading, will be able to participate too, by choosing a favorite drawing to share. Students will also design invitation cards for their family to attend the reading café. Snacks will be provided by me.
My assessments will be an ongoing, daily monitoring of student progress by making observation checklists, and then assessing problem areas. I will try to address these problem areas by mini lessons to the whole group, small group, or individuals. If there is still a problem, then a more comprehensive testing will have to be implemented to determine a course of action to help the struggling student.
Parental support is very important in order for the child to be successful in a classroom. I have added to my teaching knowledge that most of the parents are