Reflection on Literacy
In the assignments for this course, you have focused on school-wide literacy and its impact on overall student performance. You have explored the research literature and determined specific strategies to assist in improving literacy at the institutional level.
By giving your responses to the questions that follow, you will reflect on the knowledge and skills acquired in this course and how you will apply the learning in your professional setting.
Compose your responses to the questions below in an APA-formatted paper of 3-5 pages (not including the title and references pages).
Write an introduction and conclusion for your paper.
Use the questions to guide your response.
We all have attitudes and beliefs about literacy, culture, and language. How has your learning in this course modified your self-knowledge?
How did your responses on the Module 1 analysis survey correlate with your previous observations about the school’s literacy program? What surprised you?
How did self-knowledge influence your choice of a literacy program improvement target?
What did you learn from the application assignments about collaboration and clarification of your ideas about literacy?
How will you apply your knowledge from the application assignments to strengthen literacy at your school, including (a) a heightened awareness of cultural responsiveness, (b) recognition of the impact of dyslexia and related disorders on reading acquisition, and (c) the use of technology and digital tools?
Why is it important for instructional leaders to have the knowledge and skills to assess school-wide literacy? Provide examples.