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Assignment #1: Please read the article following TWO articles: “Reading to Learn: Are Textbooks Too Tough” and “Every Teacher A Teacher of Literacy?” Please answer the questions in complete sentences and put some thought into them. Each answer should be between 2 paragraphs in length.1. Please tell the class how you learned to read. Was it an easy or difficult process for you? Why or why not? Did you learn by phonics, whole language or something else? (2 paragraphs).2. What was the most difficult class you ever took in high school? In college? What made it so difficult? Was it the teacher/professor? Was it the content? Was it the book? What could have changed to make it an easier class to take? (2 paragraphs).3. What was the worst textbook you ever had to read/use for a class? Think back, what made it such a difficult book to use? How could you have written/presented the material better? (2 paragraphs).4. Choose ONE of the methods/strategies mentioned in the article “Reading to Learn: Are Textbooks Too Tough” for helping students use textbooks effectively. Explain why you chose that particular one and how you could use it as a teacher in your own content area. (2 paragraphs)5. Regarding the second article: “Every Teacher A Literacy Teacher?” please address your beliefs regarding the following quotes:“It is a gross disservice to the young people in the teacher’s charge to begin a lesson by merely reading from it.”“Many are concerned about textbooks, the way they are written, and the influence they have in learning.”“As a teacher, you can alter how things are done.” (2 paragraphs)

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