Chapters 6 and 7 discuss three important concepts related to teaching ELLs to read, (phonemic awareness in Chapter 6 and phonics in Chapter 7) and strategies for helping ELLs understand and practice language and content information (scaffolding in Chapter 6). In this discussion post, first read Chapters 6 and 7, do some additional research on the term that you chose, and then complete each of the tasks below.
- In your own words, summarize one of the following main ideas from the readings:
- Phonemic awareness
Be sure to include descriptions, definitions, comparisons or any other information that will help a first-time reader have a working understanding of the topic you choose to summarize an include a reference list for any scholarly sources that you use for definition and questions.
- Create five questions about the topic you chose. Summarize and list the questions in an organized fashion so that your classmates can answer them.