The author, Natalie Wexler is a one of the founders of the board of trustees for the Writing Revolution. In her article, Why Americans Can 't Write, with the advent of email, writing ability has become more important than ever, and writing deficiencies have become increasingly apparent. The writing skills have been lacking in America, and the reason is because schools have only 24% of the students in eighth and 12th grades were proficient in writing and just 3% were advanced. The exercise doesn 't provide kids with the tools they need to write analytically. The standards in middle and in high schools teachers expect students to know things.
These assessments must be reliable and valid, and they must also be efficient to teachers who administer them. Therefore, the best types of assessments to gauge student’s reading fluency are quick, easy to offer, and repeated throughout the year. The two types of assessments for accuracy and automaticity discussed in this article are Informal Reading Inventories (IRI) and Curriculum-Based Measurement and Oral Reading Fluency (CBM/ORF.) The fluency assessment for prosody discussed in this article are modeling, coaching feedback and fluency rubrics. IRI’s are used for teachers to assess student’s reading of word lists and passages to see how fluently they read, although most teachers do not like to use IRI’s because they are extremely time consuming especially if there are multiple struggling readers being assessed.
Even before a student learns to read, we can predict with a high level of accuracy whether that student will be a good reader or a poor reader by the end of third grade and beyond. Prediction is possible with simple tests that measure awareness of how the words are sounded out, recognition of letter names, recognition of sound-symbol correspondence, and vocabulary, emphasizes Louisa Moats and Carol Tolman. Phonological aptitude. According to Louisa Moats and Carol Tolman(2009) author of “Why Phonological Awareness Is Important for Reading and Spelling,” “Reading and spelling require a level of metalinguistic speech that is not natural or easily acquired. Then again, phonological aptitude is not emphatically related to intelligence.
Every student gets the same passage, passages that are meant to teach them how to read. But these passages are actually doing a poor job of helping them master the skill, the transition from learning to read and reading to learn is not that great because the programs are not helping the students build a vast vocabulary. Furthermore, some teachers rely on these program as their sole teaching method, hindering the students’ development. For ELL students to learn the skill they need to be able to understand the vocabulary that the passages include.
At a very young age, children begin to develop an understanding of the spoken language used in their environment. Once in kindergarten, the journey of learning what makes up the spoken language begins. In English, language is divided into three different components that make up the understanding and learning ability of the alphabetic writing system. The three components, phonological awareness, phonemic awareness, and phonics skills are crucial factors in the student’s ability to read and write. Phonological awareness is a broad term, of how language is divided into key components needed for reading and writing.
Writing is involved in the mechanics everything people do including school studies, employment applications, and recording thoughts. However, even though writing is so important and commonly used, unlike speaking or picking up the lyrics to one’s favorite song, writing needs to be learned in order to be done properly. While the New Dorp school system is a far to common example of a underfunded school that lacked in the writing department even after its reforms despite making real progress, I was fortunate enough to learn from a high school that provided me with the highest standard of writing teaching. By having weekly assignments, personalized meetings, and difficult readings, my high school graduates leave with the skillset needed to write well in all aspects of their
Hafiz and Tudor (1989) found that a three- month extensive reading program caused significant and major improvement in secondary school ESL students’ reading and also writing, whereas two control groups did not show any significant improvement over that three-month period. Mason and Krashen (1997) concluded that groups of Japanese EFL learners who had extensive reading performed better than similar traditionally instructed control groups. Extensive reading is not the central component of reading instruction in most L2contexts. Renandya & Jacobs (2001) have pointed out why extensive reading is not widely encouraged currently. They define it as a reading activity involving rapid reading of large quantities of material or longer reading for understanding, with the focus generally on the meaning of what is being read than on language.
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The Importance of Teacher feedback in Students’ Writing Improvement Writing is an important skill contributing to the student’s language learning. However, learning how to write is not easy because writing is considered the most difficult skill to acquire. According to Zacharia (2005), it requires having a certain amount of L2 background knowledge about rhetorical organization, appropriate language use or specific lexicon with which they want to communicate their ideas. Therefore, the teachers have to make an effort to help students enhance their writing skill and increase their motivation to accomplish the writing task.
A school named New Dorp High School had many kids that were low-performing students. They didn’t know how to write very well so, they had all of the teachers make writing a priority in their classes, even in physical education you had to write. The administrators really believed that this method would work and help the students tremendously. Luckily for them, it did, “the school’s success suggests that perhaps certain instructional fundamentals that schools have devalued or forgotten need to be rediscovered, updated, and reintroduced. And if that can be done correctly, traditional instruction delivered by the teachers already in classrooms may turn out to be the most powerful lever we have for improving school performance after all” (Tyre).
There were many words I had associated with writing, boring, tedious, drab, but never creative. Mrs. Robert’s class has proven to be a significant turning point in my literacy development by introducing a structure of writing that captures my interest and love for writing, while encouraging creative growth of my artistic abilities, and gaining confidence in my ability to
Teachers are often reluctant to teach writing because they think children are not capable to write before the memorization of sight-words; or called the “reading-first” approach (Shea, 2011, pg. 9). However, writing and reading development advance at the same time- it is essential for writing and reading incorporation in the early classroom. Even if these initial forms of writing are through drawings, children are still on their way to writing (Shea, 2011, pg. 63). Implementing this principle in the classroom would allow for opportunities for children to complete both writing and reading
This article is called, Teacher Attitude About Using Curriculum-Based Measurement in Reading (CBM-R) for Universal Screening and Progress Monitoring, the study also included One hundred sixty-four teachers that completed a survey, and 22 teachers that participated in one of four focus groups. The use of RTI has commonly increaser after the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act after its creation in 2004. As a result of this the research, there are two question that need to be evaluated and answered. First being, to what extent do teachers view CBM-R as an acceptable reading measure? And second being, to what extent is there a difference between teachers’ acceptability of CBM-R for the purposes of universal screening and progress monitoring?
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