reading and writing
posted by Cassondra .
I am having a hard time getting started. I need to compare what I would expect to see in the classroom in terms of expected reading and writing development. How might this influence what reading and writing activities you might assign? what could youdo to strenghthen a student's reading and writing skills in each developmental stage?
I chose middle childhood and early adolescence.
I know that you do not do homework for people, but I am having a hard time finding ANY web sites that have anything at all to do with this. If you could point me in the right direction, I would GREATLY appreciate it.
Thanks in advance
This is an extremely broad question. Are the kids you have in mind ...
* college prep
* non-college prep
* just out of ESL
* learning disabled in any way
* or what?
One thing you might look at are any released tests that are used by your state. For example, in Texas, parents and students can get an idea of what the state-mandated tests include by going to the state education website -- http://www.tea.state.tx.us/ -- and finding the "Released Tests" link at the right. Then find the grade levels you're interested in. What the tests are testing gives you an idea of what the "average" student at that grade level should be able to do reasonably well in the spring of the school year.