Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Reference the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
Television and Literacy
Section 6.6 of the text discusses how we can pick up tips and techniques from children’s media to aid our teaching with this new media-literate generation (Coats, 2013). Create a classroom newsletter that shares how you are using popular children’s shows to help you engage your students when it comes to literacy instruction. Also, include how you can use television and other media as a springboard for conversation and interaction with 3- and 4-year-olds.
Guided Response: Review several of your classmates’ posts, and respond to at least two of your peers. Imagine that a parent has just read your peers’ classroom newsletter, and the parent is upset that television and media are being used in the classroom. Based on what you know about using television and media in the classroom to develop literacy instruction, write a response back to the parent that justifies using this approach in the classroom.