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On the second day of school, I realized that four students had entered my first grade classroom – reading. As that school day concluded, at the beginning of my second year of teaching, I remember sitting down at my desk, and thinking to myself, "Now what?" These were not the students I was expecting.
In this paper I explain how I adapted my reading beliefs and teaching practices to meet the challenge the four students posed to me. I describe each student, and their reading behaviors. Next, I discuss perspectives about early literacy, in order to examine my beliefs in more detail. Then, I explore alternative teaching practices for reading instruction. I conclude by explaining how the students and my reading about the perspectives and alternative teaching practices affected me as a teacher.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
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©2004 Molly Melloy Recker
Recker, Molly Melloy, "Reflections about my second year of teaching reading" (2004). Graduate Research Papers. 1382.
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