ELM 540 Full Course Discussions GCU
ELM 540 Topic 1 DQ 1
Based on the National Reading Panel, there are five components of reading instruction that when properly taught, provide the greatest chance of success for children to master reading skills related to oral language development. Select two components and discuss how you might address these factors in your future classroom.
ELM 540 Topic 1 DQ 2
Describe a minimum of two strategies to encourage your students to build the foundations of language process with students. How will you include families into the reading development and foundations of language process with students?
ELM 540 Topic 2 DQ 1
Research and describe a minimum of two literacy strategies to guide and encourage second language learners in their oral language development for various grade levels. Support your choices.
ELM 540 Topic 2 DQ 2
Why is it important to incorporate routine into developing comprehension of print concepts in regards to literacy development? Provide examples of how you will incorporate routine in regards to literacy development into your future professional practice.
ELM 540 Topic 3 DQ 1
What is the importance of students developing their phonological awareness? Describe two strategies to encourage students to pay attention to the sounds of spoken language.
ELM 540 Topic 3 DQ 2
How do word recognition, phonemic awareness, and print concepts each relate to fluency? What is the importance of scaffolding in teaching these concepts and in what general order should they be taught?
ELM 540 Topic 4 DQ 1
Contextual word recognition is often taught through the method of filling in the blanks on a worksheet. Brainstorm 2-3 alternative strategies in which analysis can also be taught, providing an example of each. Indicate whether the method is best used as an independent activity, a group activity, or if either method would work.
ELM 540 Topic 4 DQ 2
How does the social and emotional well-being of an atypical student differ from that of a typical student regarding reading fluency and comprehension development? How can you approach diversity in development in reading, fluency, and comprehension development from a place of compassion and empathy? Provide specific examples.
ELM 540 Topic 5 DQ 1
Identify and describe two strategies to help guide and encourage fluency for two different grade levels. Explain why each selected strategy is appropriate for its identified grade level.
ELM 540 Topic 5 DQ 2
Which speaking strategy, described in this topic’s readings, are you most likely to use? Is your choice reflective of your own speaking skills?
ELM 540 Topic 6 DQ 1
How do you plan to include parents in reading and writing literacy? Explain how you will communicate with parents regarding a struggling reader.
ELM 540 Topic 6 DQ 2
Reflect upon the readings and assignments throughout this course. What are three key points you have taken from this class as well as point that is still unclear?