EDU371 week3.2

Read Chapter 10: Building Words (pp. 155-169) and Chapter 11: Word Banks and Word Sorts (pp. 170-184). You might also want to read this web article by Timothy Rasinski entitled, Making and Writing Words.

In this discussion posting:

Explain how the “Making Words” program described in Chapter 10, or how Word Banks or Word Sorts as described in Chapter 11 utilize the principles of constructivism which is briefly defined on page 155. 

•Follow this link to learn more about the attributes of constructivism.

Describe at least two other ways you will use constructivism in your classroom to teach reading. Lastly, explain why it is important to employ constructivist principles when teaching reading, especially beginning reading. 

Guided Response: In addition to responding to your instructor’s comments and questions, respond to at least two of your peers. Analyze how your peers described the use of constructivism. How would you further push constructivist principles in your teaching?
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