Each One, Teach One
What can we do to address the issues around literacy and education in our community?
Students learn about literacy for younger learners. They analyze early childhood literature, learn skills necessary to become successful readers, and participate in a Reading Buddies partnership with a younger class. The unit culminates with learners creating their own books to be given to new parents or the library.
To recognize the importance of engaging in activities to address literacy in their school and community as demonstrated by interpreting and analyzing their reading. They will understand the role of acting as a philanthropist in their school community.
Instructor Notes: Sensitivity to the issue of literacy is critical in this unit. Carefully guide learners to realize that they are enriching a learning experience as they progress through this unit and the Reading Buddies service activity.
Through planning and implementing a reading Buddies Program, learners will recognize the importance of being actively involved in helping others in our school community
Learners write early childhood creative books to present to new mothers or the local school library/media center to be read by very young children. They summarize their observations and feelings in their Learning Logs and reflect on the concepts of philanthropy, stewardship, advocacy, service, and volunteerism.