Develop a 3â€“5 page case study report on a child in preschool through third grade to examine and assess their phonological awareness and phonics. Preferably this child will be an ELL, a struggling reader, a child with a low social economic status, or a child with dyslexia or another special need. You will interview a parent or guardian to obtain family background information, and the childâ€™s progress. You will also interview a teacher for childâ€™s phonological awareness and phonics in the learning environment. Observe the childâ€™s classroom for phonological awareness building.
Based on the feedback from the interviews and observation, you will develop an age-appropriate activity that fosters phonological and phonemic awareness. You have the option of developing a â€œLetâ€™s Make a Rhymeâ€ (Morrow, 2020, p. 149) or a syllibication (Morrow, 2020, p. 150) activity. You should adapt the activity to meet the childâ€™s specific needs. Engage the child in the activity.
After performing the lesson, choose one assessment from your Morrow text on pages 162â€“166 to administer and evaluate the results. Devise a strategy to further develop the childâ€™s skills supported by a theoretical frame and research-based instructional strategies. Report your findings to the teacher and the parent/guardian along with recommended strategies to support the childâ€™s development.
To complete this assignment:
- Complete a phonological/phonics evaluation for a child from preschool to third grade.
- Gather information by interviewing the teacher and a parent or guardian.
- Spend time observing the child and interacting with them.
- Summarize your findings.
- Align evaluation to NAEYC standard 3.
- Design and conduct a phonological and phonemic awareness activity.
- Aligns to a theoretical framework and explain its alignment.
- Describe how this activity is adapted to meet the childâ€™s specific needs.
- Assess the results of the activity.
- Use assessment from the textbook.
- Identify areas of strength and areas for further skill development.
- Align assessment to NAEYC standard 3.
- Recommend strategies for next steps and adaptations for the teacher to implement.
- Align the strategies with the findings of your assessment.
- Align the strategies to NAEYC standard 5.
- Develop communication for the parent or guardian about your findings.
- Create a communication that is ethical and employs empathy.
- Include strategies they can use to support the childâ€™s language development.
- Align collaboration with parent/guardian to NAEYC standard 2.
- Include this as an appendix to your report.
- Reflect on your experience with this process including areas of success and areas of growth.
- Include what went well and what you would do differently.
- Reflect on what you learned from this experience.
- Consider the impact of the theory framework you used on your experience.
- Communicate in a scholarly, professional manner.
- Use current APA style to integrate relevant examples and supporting research.
- Writing should be clear, well-organized, and free of grammatical errors.