Prior to beginning this discussion please read “Language and Literacy in Educational Settings” (pp. 169-178), “Neuroscience of Reading” (pp. 179-184), “Learning to Read” (pp. 185-191), and “Reading Comprehension: Reading for Learning” (pg. 192-197) in your required text.
Based on your resources this week, choose three areas of language and reading acquisition that you found most interesting and that were unknown to you prior to this week. Explain the theoretical perspectives of each of these chosen areas. Apply skeptical inquiry to a brief discussion about why language acquisition is an important area for scholars and educators to understand when developing learning opportunities. Apply the concept of language and reading acquisition to your own academic success. Has your own language development affected your success as a student? As an employee? How? Based on the resources and your current knowledge, do you believe you could develop areas personally that would be beneficial to you, your loved ones, or your friends? Your initial post should be 450 to 600 words in length and thoroughly discuss each of the elements in the prompt.