Need to find a practicum project

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  1. kpa1b2

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    I'm working on my master's in literacy. This fall I'm doing an on-the-job practicum supervised by my University. I have to do a literacy based project during the course of the 10 week practicum. It must have 60 hours of student contact hours. Those are the parameters that I have been given.

    I can't figure out what to do! I will be teaching kindergarten & I expect my students to come in knowing very few of their letters & even less sounds. I typically get the low students

    Balanced literacy is too broad of a subject & phonemic awareness too narrow.

    Any thoughts?
     
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    Does it have to be one component?

    What about phonics and the process of learning to write words/sentences? I did something like this for my national boards and it turned out great! Students typically start out by using one letter to represent words...by November/December, my students were using letters to represent each sound in a word.

    You could even combine phonemic awareness and phonological awareness...?

    Hope this helped.
     
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    I'm guessing that we can combine things. The only guidance we've been given was when we had a professor big on guided reading. She suggested guided reading to us. Knowing that most of my kiddos will come in low I didn't feel like that would be an option for me.

    I did think about doing something with writing. This idea will combine the phonics/phonemic awareness that I know they will need with something more.

    I'm going to email my advisor & see what she says. Thanks for your help!
     

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