California Standards for the Teaching Profession: Standard Four
PLANNING INSTRUCTION & DESIGNING LEARNING EXPERIENCES FOR ALL STUDENTS
4.1 Drawing on and valuing studentsí backgrounds, interests, and developmental needs
4.2 Establishing and articulating goals for student learning
4.3 Developing and sequencing instructional activities and materials for student learning
4.4 Designing short-term and long-term plans to foster student learning
4.5 Modifying instructional plans to adjust for student needs

 
One group of students I worked with was struggling to respond to what they had read, as well as having difficulty in retelling the order of the story. In response to their need, I designed a response project in which the students illustrated captions from a story, then put the captions in order that the story took place. They reread the story several times in the process of illustration,which increased their retelling when it was time for ordering the stories. We also learned about how illustrators decide what to illustrate in order to assist the reader in their reading.

 
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