Write a concluding paragraph summarizing the benefits of a comprehensive approach to literacy instruction and why it is an effective philosophy.

Final Analysis Paper – Reflection on the Balanced Approach to Literacy This Assignment assesses the following course outcome(s): CE310-3: Apply appropriate assessment strategies for early reading and writing. GEL-1.1: Demonstrate college-level communication through the composition of original materials in Standard American English. Write an analysis paper responding to each of these topics: Introduction

1. Write an introductory paragraph explaining what you believe is meant by a “comprehensive approach to literacy instruction”? How does it incorporate aspects of both the meaning-based and skills-based approaches (review Chapter 1)? What are the benefits of a blended approach such as this?


2. Paragraph 2: Review the Reading Workshop in Chapter 9. Discuss the 4 parts of the Reading Workshop and the benefits of this approach.

3. Paragraph 3: Review what you have learned about different forms of

assessment (ongoing and on-demand) and provide some examples of each that might be used in this comprehensive approach to literacy instruction. (See Chapter 7)

4. Paragraph 4–5: Reflect on what you have learned about teaching special needs and English Language Learners throughout Units 1–9. What are some modifications or accommodations you have learned about that can be used to enhance literacy experiences of these children? Be sure to describe several examples for special needs students and several examples for English Language Learners. Paragraph 4 should focus on special needs students and paragraph 5 should focus on English Language Learners.


Kaplan University – Educational Studies

CE310 Unit 9 Assignment

5. Write a concluding paragraph summarizing the benefits of a comprehensive approach to literacy instruction and why it is an effective philosophy. Also include any personal connections you have made to this course’s content and how you can apply your learning to the field of early childhood development. In what way has this course helped to enhance your competence as an early childhood professional?

Writing Requirements: Include a title page and Reference page as per APA format (see resources in Doc Sharing or the KU Writing Center). Your paper should be approximately 2–5 pages long, typed, double-spaced and in a 12 point font size (Arial or Times New Roman) in black text. You must include a title page and a reference page (but these do not count in the 2–5 page requirements). The paper should follow the conventions of Standard American English (correct grammar, punctuation, etc.). Your writing should be well ordered, logical, and unified, as well as original and insightful. Your work should display quality content, organization, style, and mechanics. Use APA style for citations (review resources in Doc Sharing). There should be no plagiarism-any plagiarized work will receive a zero grade and a plagiarism report will be filed. You should review the grading rubric in your class Syllabus for details on the criteria used to grade this Assignment.