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Hannah

Edwards
2/10/19

Teaching Major: Special Education

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Competency being met


Narrative

To teach reading, a basic narrative is a platform for enhancing developmental skills


in many areas. Literacy, social, emotional, and language skills are just a few areas of
developmental milestones that a basic narrative grows. Specifically to teach reading, I
would do group reading because it is an incredible way for children to learn because it
provides opportunities for reading in a natural and comfortable environment. I would set
aside 20-30 minutes for this activity. I would either have them sit on the floor in a
designated “reading corner” in the classroom or move desks in a circle to provide a
relaxing environment. Each week would be a different them. I have a list of books that is
organized in categories:



The above list is just a few; there are a number of other specific language goals with lists of
books that teach the goal.


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Competency being met



Narrative


I believe it is just as important to teach mental and emotional health along with
typical developmental skills in reading, writing, mathematics, etc. How I would incorporate
this in a classroom is by bringing in guest speakers and playing different informative
videos. Specifically with the guest speakers, I would bring people such as counselors, other
teachers, community leaders, and like in the above video, they brought in service dogs. I
want it to be interactive and engaging for the students. By bringing in guest speakers it
allows for a special and unique time from normal classroom routine that enhances
excitement to pay attention for the students. I will provide time towards the end for open
questions/discussion with the students about different mental health topics.