Final Project

As we have learned, using literature in the classroom is a powerful tool for helping to meet your students’ developmental needs.  You will build upon the lesson you created in Week Two of this course and develop into a week-long unit.  Your unit will need to include the following components:  My lesson plan will be out The Very Hungry Catepillar by Eric Carle
-A paragraph introducing your theme or concept for the entire week.
-A rationale for your unit that clearly describes the stage of development the student you will be teaching are in
-A paragraph describing the work of a theorist whose beliefs help to support the use of this unit within this stage of development
-Create five different lesson plans that relate to the chosen them/concept of your unit.  One of these lesson should come from the Story
Element Lesson Plan
It is required that you use the Lesson Plan template to complete this portion of your assingnment.
It is suggested that you utilize the Early Childhood and Child Development: Lesson Plan Handbook as a guide for how to more effectively plan this lesson..
At least one of you lesson plans should use a media source such as an audio book, book on video, or an online story
Explain how the objectives for your lessons measure concepts discussed in class (phonemic awareness, alphabetic principle,character, setting, plot, theme, etc)
Identify and discuss a different genre of literature for each lesson plan (poetry, nursery rhymes, tactile books mulitcultural books, picture books, non-fiction books, series books, etic).  Feel free to use some of the literature you included in your weekly discussions if they are appropriate to your them and stage development.
Create a plan for how you will share the literature that you are using with your students’ families so they can support literacy acquistion.  You could create a newsletter, plan a family literacy night, or even choose some idea from the Parent Literacy you created.
At least on scholarly source in addition to your textbook.  My text is (Coats,2013)
8 pages not including the title and reference.  Make sure you properly format your Project according to APA guidelines.

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