In the article, “Preserving the Cultural Identity of English Language Learner”, Sumaryono and Ortiz argued that in the classroom, students can become disconnected and feel abandoned if the teacher doesn’t express any sort of sensitivity towards their cultural identities (16). If teachers take some time to understand the cultural identity of the students and develop a good relationship, this could make students feel accepted, worthy and possible show more interest in learning. Students are willing to learn English but being able to freely express themselves and their creativity is of concern. Ortiz recommended that schools “find meaningful ways to incorporate the richness of students’ cultural background in the curriculum” (17). During my high school year, there was a period where students were really under performing in English.
These are the common needs of students that must be considered in effective class management because it helps in learning more easily and conveniently. It is important for the teacher to make sure that these needs of the students are fulfilled because it leads towards effective class management, as students feel comfortable. In addition to this, there are some other issues as well that must be considered which includes perfectionists, attention problems, socially withdrawn, and others. Hence, teachers have to make use of effective techniques in order to make sure that these problems are avoided and effective class management is ensured (Nation, 2008; Berzin,
Introduction: Reading is beneficial in acquiring language, according to Harmer, “ The more you read, the better you get at it” (Harmmer, 2007). This means reading is a significant skill that students should practice in daily life because it will support them in being more intelligent by having a lot of input, improve their language and construct their vocabulary as well as it will help them in their careers (Harmmer, 2007). Teachers should consider reading as an important skill and try to scaffold students in simple and fun way to make students feel interested to learn. In this paper I am going to analyze my MST`s reading lesson that I observed during my teaching practice to see what worked with her students and what did not work as well
The application of an intersectional analysis will help me demonstrate the intersections that stood in the way of this individuals’ success like: identity establishment, social classes, gender roles, and racial discrimination. By understanding the experience of Panchito and his family, I can have a better insight of how to effectively engage and motivate students that I might have in my classroom who are like Panchito and struggle with their literacy abilities. The intersections that stand in the way of success for immigrant youth can be challenging to overcome. However with the proper support and guidance, these hurdles can be surpassed. “For immigrant adolescence, the stresses associated with developing a sense of identity are accompanied and aggravated by the challenges of existing and growing up in disparate cultures.” (Roffman, 2003, p.
The reason why students should read more challenging novels are because they learn new things, and they could also learn how to act in a certain situation based on the type of challenging story they read. Many people also feel that this book is irrelevant to student’s lives. However, kids should learn what life would be like for kids at their age in a different time period. Like what was stated before, in a history class, when we learn about the history, we learn about the straight facts, not as much of the personal lives of people living in that time. Since the novel is showing the personal recollections of one boy in the time period, students can identify the similarities between the two lessons.
“If students produce it, they can assess it; and if they can assess it, they can improve it,” (Andrade, 2007). Despite the need of a longer time to assess each individual in order to give feedbacks it does not affect the benefits it offers to a child. As Jaidin and Sithamparam (2013) stated, the twenty first century requires skills in teaching and learning that are student centred. To conclude, writing is essential for students as they grow older because it help students think clearly of their thoughts and construct words to justify their
For decades, it has been a disagreement in the public education system on how teachers have to challenge themselves with the new comer that do not know or is proficient with the English language. However, as those teachers are concerned about the education of their students, even though, these teachers recognize that the English language learner are smart students. Yet, there is only one problem the student must meet and that is the lack of language. Thus, these students’ participation in the classroom are minimum, and more in the social studies where it is more competitive than the other subjects, as social studies require more reading and research skills. That’s why, it has become important problems for these teachers as they are trying
First, learning basic concepts throughout school helps people succeed later in life. Being able to read and interpret what the author says is a crucial skill in life. Being able to understand complex and foreign words by using context clues can help throughout life. Some high schools do not teach their students how to understand what the author says in their books and what the actually concept of the book tells
Teaching English as a Foreign Language is a field that continues to improve its teaching methodologies through research. There are four pillars to learning a new language; these pillars: are: listening, writing, speaking, and reading. The teacher should be aware of the students’ ability in each of the four skills in order to fully employ all four of the skills for a productive lesson. A highly skilled class will be analyzed for this essay and its activities; the level of this class is Master Mind 1C; it is a level that is very advanced and is a little after the beginning phases of independent usage. This essay will address how to improve language pedagogy on the part of the teacher and how language learning can be facilitated for the class
It is difficult to teach a topic if students cannot it relate to their everyday lives. Students and teachers both need to be motivated so learning can be effective and worthwhile. Finding students strengths and weaknesses can help us as teachers find ways to use different learning approaches to help our students succeed. Overall, growing up literacy was very much imbedded into my everyday life with the help of my grandfather. Today I still do a lot of reading but not as much as before do to working and schoolwork load.