Lesson Plan: First Grade Special Ed Literacy
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The paper briefly describes the lesson plan that utilizes a child's picture book and is aimed at the approximate grade level of a first grade class. The paper relates that this lesson plan is in accordance with several prominent theories of language acquisition including Chomsky's theory of universal grammar and the theory of second language acquisition. In addition, the paper notes that specific best practices for instruction and education targeted at special needs English language learners were incorporated into the lesson plan's activities and outcomes, and this will enable learners not only to acquire language effectively and efficiently, but also to engage in critical thinking and learn other life skills.
From the Paper:"The lesson plan described above has clear language objectives that are useful both for direct purposes of comprehension and in practical interpersonal situations. Learning to use English in critical reflection about people's motivations and responses, and to use direct and explicit language to express feelings and analyze the expressions of others, are essential life lessons and can be especially important in special education settings as a focus of explicit instruction and conscious recognition (Ortiz 2001). The content of a standard child's picture book aimed at the approximate grade level of a first grade class would be excellent at exposing language as related to internal motivations and emotions in both an honest and a straightforward way that will inform as well as engage students and allow for direct comparisons with events and feelings in their own lives, making for especially effective learning experiences (Ortiz 2001).
"The only necessary resources for this lesson plan are the picture book itself and a reading arrangement that allows all learners proper space to access and engage with the book and instructor. Best learning practices incorporated in this lesson include the relation of other course material to language instruction, the use of native language(s) as an introduction that affirms current knowledge and engages students more effectively, and ensuring ample opportunity for students to reflect on the learning they acquired and apply it to their own lives and experiences (Ortiz 2001)."
Sample of Sources Used:
- Eckman, F. (1995). Second language acquisition: theory and pedagogy. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Publishers.
- Linden, L. (2007). The basic theories of language acquisition. Norderstedt, DE: Druck und Bindung.
- Ortiz, A. (2001). "English Language Learners With Special Needs: Effective Instructional Strategies." Center for applied linguistics. Accessed 24 November 2010. http://www.cal.org/resources/digest/0108ortiz.html
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