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Embedded mentoring lets teachers see model lessons in their own classrooms
Embedded mentoring lets teachers see model lessons in their own classrooms
Literacyhow
Vol. 5, No. 4
February 2017
Embedded Mentoring Brings Lessons to Life
As part of Literacy How's embedded mentoring/coaching model, teachers  observe best practices in their own classrooms with their students.  In the last e-news, we discussed constrained versus unconstrained literacy skills.   In this issue, we're sharing videos about teaching these types of skills—phoneme awareness (constrained) and vocabulary (unconstrained).  Visit our YouTube channel to see more examples of our Mentors in action!
See how mirrors help students produce sounds.
Literacy How Mentor Phyllis Lobo models a multi-sensory approach to phonemic awareness using the properties of sounds and how they are articulated to introduce and explain consonant phonemes. She demonstrates and discusses the position of the mouth, tongue, teeth or lips, and the activity of the vocal cords (voiced/unvoiced) while the sound is being produced. The ability to recognize and produce speech sounds is a prerequisite for phonics (decoding and encoding), another constrained skill.
See how to teach words that have more than one meaning.
Phyllis demonstrates how to expand students' vocabulary through discussing and understanding multiple meaning words from a text selection.  Vocabulary is strongly correlated with comprehension, so embedding these unconstrained domains within each other promotes the learning of both.
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