Academic Reading Strategies prepares students for the rigors of college reading. Students read intensively to acquire background knowledge and information, academic vocabulary and test-taking strategies. Students need to be able to analyze and comprehend reading materials, summarize and explain relevant ideas or concepts; also, be able to connect information from the text with other readings and their own ideas. So, I would have to say that I employ Bloom’s Taxonomy since it outlines the focus and objectives of Developmental Reading Classes.
I would like to learn more about Freire and Critical Pedagogy and Vygotsky ZPD because they align with my teaching philosophy.
I would like to use blogger as a way to promote collaborative learning. I would like to connect with other classes and facilitate discussion of reading materials and create an environment, which fosters critical thinking.