Identifying students’ readiness for learning guides teachers to create learning activities and strategies that are unique to the various aspects of elementary students’ approaches to learning. It is equally important for families to be aware of readiness indicators as they have an opportunity to encourage learning in the home environment.
For this assignment, write a letter to the parents of your future students that you will have the following year, describing readiness for learning indicators, applicable to a specific age, grade level, and developmental stage. This letter would be given to parents at the end of the school year to help students over the summer get prepared for the following school year. Be sure to clearly define the key goals for success in preparation for the grade level (K-8) the student will be entering.
The letter to parents should include:
- An introduction.
- A description of the developmental stage related to the grade level of the students.
- How to identify readiness for learning indicators applicable to grade level.
- Key activities and strategies to get students ready for learning the next year.
- Support readiness indicators and selected activities with major principles, concepts, and learning theories.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.
15+ Readiness Resources for Driving Student Success
Read “15+ Readiness Resources for Driving Student Success,” by McCarthy, located on the Edutopia website.
Psychology of Learning for Instruction
Read Chapters 4 and 9.
URL:http://gcumedia.com/digital-resources/pearson/2004/psychology-of-learning-for-instruction_ebook_3e.phpUse Mental Imagery Across the Curriculum
Read “Use Mental Imagery Across the Curriculum,” by Douville and Algozzine, from Preventing School Failure (2004).