"In an effective literacy program, the teacher focuses on building a community of learners. . . . Activities and discussions are genuine because students feel that they are a valuable part of the learning community." How will you accomplish this lofty goal in YOUR classroom? How will you ensure that your students with reading disabilities and your ELL students are not excluded from your learning community?
In an effective literacy program I would try to ensure that each student works in many different grouping arrangements as possible during assignments. My final rotation group works together to complete short assignments and tasks. Besides creating an optimal learning experience for all my students, the flexible grouping strategy prevents the isolation problem.
To begin my next section, I apply open-ended activities and assignment into my lessons. In my mixed ability classroom, it is an attempt to avoid the 'single-student' response such as asking one student at a time to come to the board. This method is too time consuming and does not promote learning for ...
The inclusion of different learners in a classroom are examined.