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Cultivating Genius: An Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive LiteracyLiterature Circle Assignment Overview
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Purpose
The purpose of this assignment is for candidates to utilize current research and practical publications from the field to inform professional practice as it relates to supporting PK-12 students’ academic and social/emotional learning during times of change.
Assignment Directions
Choose a book from the approved list that supports PK-12 students’ ability to thrive. Sign up for that book using the Assignment Sign Ups link on Blackboard. After signing up, purchase your book and read it. Connect with others who have signed up for the same book to create your Literature Circle. As a group, you will set at least one synchronous session to discuss your reading of the book and your ideas. Each group member will bring a minimum of 2 higher-order thinking discussion questions to the synchronous meeting. Candidates will submit their 2 questions to the dropbox on Blackboard, along with a one paragraph summary of the key points of the discussion and how the ideas shared will help inform the next steps of the project. Each candidate will then write their own 5 – 6 page paper using the main points from the book to support PK-12 students. In addition, the paper will include recommendations on how to support students within the current context of education. The recommendations should be supported by at least three references. The paper should be written in APA format. Suggested Outline & APA Tips
Suggested Outline
Cover/title page (not included toward page count)
Introduction (1-2 paragraphs) Brief description of current context of learning/schools
Impact of current events (global pandemic, extended distance learning, social distancing effects, social-emotional learning, socio-economic status & access to resources, etc.) specific to the topic of your book
Overview of central principles of book (1-2 pages) Brief summary of the key points made by the author about how to support students (academic learning, SEL, etc.)
Opportunity to include peer-reviewed references related to the key points
Four recommendations for supporting teaching and learning during current educational climate based on central principles of book and 3 references (4-6 pages) Specific to the topic of your book (trauma, SEL, technology, culturally responsive teaching, academic learning, etc.)
Supported by quotes/references to the book
Supported by quotes/references to your 3 other sources
Conclusion (1-2 paragraphs)
References (not included toward page count)
APA Tips
Follow APA 7th Edition guidelines for student papers (see p. 30 of APA manual)
Specific title page format (see p. 32)
No running head
No abstract
Literature Circle Discussion
Keep in mind that you are also writing up a separate summary of your literature circle discussion. This summary should focus on how that discussion has informed your paper. Most likely, it will inform the recommendations you make within your paper. You do not need to reference your discussion in the paper.
Suggested Outline & APA Tips
Suggested Outline
Cover/title page (not included toward page count)
Introduction (1-2 paragraphs) Brief description of current context of learning/schools
Impact of current events (global pandemic, extended distance learning, social distancing effects, social-emotional learning, socio-economic status & access to resources, etc.) specific to the topic of your book
Overview of central principles of book (1-2 pages) Brief summary of the key points made by the author about how to support students (academic learning, SEL, etc.)
Opportunity to include peer-reviewed references related to the key points
Four recommendations for supporting teaching and learning during current educational climate based on central principles of book and 3 references (4-6 pages) Specific to the topic of your book (trauma, SEL, technology, culturally responsive teaching, academic learning, etc.)
Supported by quotes/references to the book
Supported by quotes/references to your 3 other sources
Conclusion (1-2 paragraphs)
References (not included toward page count)
APA Tips
Follow APA 7th Edition guidelines for student papers (see p. 30 of APA manual)
Specific title page format (see p. 32)
No running head
No abstract
Literature Circle Discussion
Keep in mind that you are also writing up a separate summary of your literature circle discussion. This summary should focus on how that discussion has informed your paper. Most likely, it will inform the recommendations you make within your paper. You do not need to reference your discussion in the paper.