Describe the importance of using assessment tools to measure student literacy skills.

Describe the importance of using assessment tools to measure student literacy skills. How will assessment data collected from these tools drive your classroom instruction? How will you be sure to meet individual student needs based on the assessment information you receive? Be specific.
What is the difference between phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, and phonics? How do these concepts build upon each other? Provide two examples that show the progression of these literacy concepts.
What are concepts of print and why are they important in teaching reading? Identify and describe three recommended strategies for developing concepts of print.
Explain how a lesson in systematic and explicit phonics instruction would look different than a lesson using non-systematic instruction. Provide specific examples of both and why one method might be more beneficial than another.
Identify and describe two recommended strategies to teach word recognition and two recommended strategies to teach spelling. What technology tools are available to use in instruction for both areas? How do you expect these tools to be useful in your future classroom and how might you adapt if this technology is not available to you?
Describe three fluency exercises that can be utilized in the classroom to reach the diverse needs of students. With support from with one or more sources, justify why these exercises are beneficial for meeting these student needs.