Mr. Lawrence read a story to his kindergarten students in a very pleasant and natural tone of voice. Later, he uses a series of connected pictures representing events in the story. In addition to helping children understand the story, what other element is he teaching?
A. The teacher is introducing the sound-symbol correspondence of the story. B. The teacher is filling the experiential gaps to be sure students can understand the story. C. The teacher is introducing sequencing and the story structure. D. The teacher is using developmentally appropriate practices since children at this stage cannot read on their own.
The teacher is introducing sequencing and the story structure.-the use of pictures to represent events in the story can be used to represent the sequencing of events in the story. it can also be used to introduce visually the parts of the story, i.e., characters, setting, plot, climax, and resolution. (a) is incorrect because the teacher is not connecting directly the pictures with the written text and the appropriate pronunciation. teachers can fill the background knowledge of the students through visuals (b); however, this activity is usually done as a pre-reading activity. since the visuals were used as a post-reading activity, we can believe that filling the gaps was not the primary purpose of the activity. the teacher is definitely using developmentally appropriate practices (d), but the real intent of the activity goes beyond that. competency 007