Posted: January 31st, 2017
Prior to beginning this discussion please read “Language and Literacy in Educational Settings” (pp. 169-178), “Neuroscience of Reading” (pp. 179-184), “Learning to Read” (pp. 185-191), and “Reading Comprehension: Reading for Learning” (pg. 192-197) in your required text. Based on your resources this week, choose three areas of language and reading acquisition that you found most interesting and that were unknown to you prior to this week. Explain the theoretical perspectives of each of these chosen areas. Apply skeptical inquiry to a brief discussion about why language acquisition is an important area for scholars and educators to understand when developing learning opportunities. Apply the concept of language and reading acquisition to your own academic success. Has your own language development affected your success as a student? As an employee? How? Based on the resources and your current knowledge, do you believe you could develop areas personally that would be beneficial to you, your loved ones, or your friends? Your initial post should be 450 to 600 words in length and thoroughly discuss each of the elements in the prompt. Guided Response: Review several of your colleague’s posts and respond to at least two of your peers by 11:59 p.m. on Day 7 of the week. You are encouraged to post your required replies earlier in the week to promote more meaningful interactive discourse. Did your peer choose differing areas of interest? Does your peer’s explanation of the theoretical perspectives assist you in understanding the content more clearly? Share a personal experience that aligns with one of your peer’s perspectives or explanations about learning and reading acquisition. Continue to monitor the discussion forum until 5:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time (MST) on Day 7 of the week and respond to anyone who replies to your initial post. Peer responses may vary in length but should be detailed and thought provoking. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses.
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