Discussion in 'Elementary Education Archives' started by crazigirl80, Apr 8, 2005.
Apr 8, 2005
I am working on a project and I have to list literacy materials that I use... what are these?
Hmmmm... Could be books, sites, references, teaching books that you've used. Or could be what you plan to use (children's books). I'm not sure. I'd ask professor about this one. What type of project is it? That might help.
Literacy materials would be anything that promotes listening, reading, writing, speaking.
Margo's right. Literacy materials would be anything that promotes a student to be literate enough it his/her native language to speak and read it.
I would have to include:
a list of great read alouds by theme/purpose
magnetic letters for spelling
letter tiles for 'Making Words' (Patricia Cunningham)
books on tape
individual word lists
guided reading books
Maybe also dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia, wide selection of fiction and nonfiction reading materials, leveled readers, basal (textbooks), flip charts, alphabet manipulatives, Big books, assessment resources.
How about chalkboards in addition to hands-on, interactive things like Leapfrog's Leapster™ Multimedia Learning System and My First LeapPad® Learning System would also be considered Literacy materials. I also think computers would be literacy material since there's software out there that allows for reading programs to assist in the literacy process.
I know czacza mentioned books on tapes, but you can also throw in VHS tapes and DVDs of reading programs too.
Basically, this all comes down to what you use to help the kids succeed at becoming literate in their native language. Things of this nature will vary from teacher to teacher.
Apr 9, 2005
It would also help to know what grade level this project is for. That would make a difference as far as the kinds of materials you would use. As camcdade said, encyclopedias and thesaurus' but that would not be appropriate to Kindergarten.
.... but labels on classroom items would, as well as an alphabet frieze, paper, crayons, markers, anything used for fine motor development ...
Apr 10, 2005
Any computer programs. We use E-instruction and Knowledge Box on a daily basis. You can manipulate them to fit your needs. Also, any type of technology such as internet, overhead projector...
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