Write an essay of 1,000 words in which you analyze the constructivist and explicit instructional approaches, discuss the style by which you learned to read, and defend the approach that you prefer as learner and as a teacher.
Use the GCU Library to research a minimum of five peer-reviewed articles that can be used in support of your essay.
Prepare this assignment according to the APA guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
Explore the Reading is Fundamental website for more information about literacy in the elementary classroom.
Find articles about teaching reading to assist with the “Reading Philosophies” assignment.
1. From Phonics to Fluency: Effective Teaching of Decoding and Reading Fluency in the Elementary School
Read Chapter 1 in From Phonics to Fluency: Effective Teaching of Decoding and Reading Fluency in the Elementary School.
2. Literacy Development in the Early Years: Helping Children Read and Write
Read Chapter 1 in Literacy Development in the Early Years: Helping Children Read and Write.