Daywalt took an item that children use on a daily basis and created a conflict that they would understand. The theme, as previously discussed, is successful in teaching a lesson without stating it obviously. This makes the book perfect for read alouds in classrooms from which teachers can create extensive lesson plans for an elementary class. Middle school teachers may also use this story because of the mature nature of its theme in a fun and humorous way. Both adults and children would be attracted to this story as a buyer.
How do reading and writing impact my life? There are many examples in my life where reading and writing was stronger than other parts of my life. The three examples are having my mother read to me when I was young. Being able to go through Elementary and High school without trouble with reading, going to the library, finally just being able to read in college was a challenge at first, but I overcame that.
Language acquisition is a fundamental stage of childhood, as is generally the focus for 6- to 12-year-old school children (Bee et al., 2018). As a child, I was encouraged by my parents to read as an independent hobby. Research suggests the importance of motivating children to prepare for independent reading in school, as it contributes to one’s reading performance in adulthood (Bee et al., 2018). My genuine passion and interest in reading influenced my literary ability from an early age, and I was reading novels by kindergarten and was often placed in gifted reading programs. Had I not been so interested in reading as a child, my literary aptitude may not be at the level where it is
The format for Wide Reading within this classroom structure would promote prior knowledge, autonomy, diversity, and routine. The routines are incorporated by the consistency of reading every morning. Mirabella and her classmates will be expected to enter the classroom and begin reading. Every Friday afternoon, each student will be provided with the opportunity to access a book of their choice. The books are based on multiple topics, which will allow for more diversity within the reading materials.
However, the first time encountering a book is from the perspective of a listener. It is the parents who read to their children and, unknowingly, already by choosing a certain book with a certain content influence the way children may adopt a point of view on society structures or gender roles. Books have a considerable influence on children and their perception on society structures and gender roles;
She always told me different bedtime stories, which engaged me to reading story books. She daily bought colored story books from her friend, and read the book as I look at the images per pages. I remembered that I had two favorite books. The one was entitled “Ang Pambihirang Buhok ni Raquel” and the other one was “Mr. Beetle’s Many Rooms”. As I recall a moment in my young age, my mom decided to test my skills in reading by letting me choose a story book and read it in front of her.
If I ask my eleven year old (the one with reading issues) if he wants to go to the library he asks why. So now thinking back, was it the phonics program that made them good readers or was it being read to that made them good readers? I think it is a combination of both being read to and learning phonics. Mem Fox’s book Reading Magic is a wealth of information that enriches the life of children and parents. Each new parent should be handed a copy of this book along with his or her newborn baby.
Welty remembers her mother reading a variety of books from “The Origin of Species” to fiction such as “The Man in Lower Ten.” Later in her life, she is still seen reading the “war news” in “Time magazine.” Welty’s mother wants Welty to gain different perspectives from a different variety of books and reading material because that is what she herself did. Along with Welty, her mother “was very sharing of [the] feeling of insatiability” when it came to reading. Welty remembers her mother “as reading so much of the time while doing something else.”
Everyone grows up learning how to read, it’s a natural habit. Nevertheless, not everyone grows up to love reading. Fortunately for myself, my love for reading only continued to grow older I grew. It all began when my parents and grandparents would read to us on long car rides, or at bedtime. Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear, had become one of my favorite bedtime stories when my grandmother read it to me, as a toddler.
The musty aroma of a dust covered card catalog reminds of a time when reading new books was a weekly rewarding experience. My fifth grade teacher created chants, distributed stickers, and rewarded us with sweet treats as we approached library day. She created a momentum that carried my love for reading all the way through college.
By implementing literature circle all the students are reading at their level and with people from their level. Forming reading level groups, will help those students that need extra time reading to take their time and be helped by those of their level. Also, it helps advance readers will be challenge with a higher level of vocabulary that will be introduce in the reading. In classes I have observe this method of teacher is implied, but all students are reading the same books. The only different were the reading assignments were modified based on their academic level.
Literacy Autobiography My earliest memories I have about reading are in my first grade classroom. Till this day I consider my 1st grade teacher the best teacher I ever had. She was an incredible lady that did all she could to make all her students successful. In first grade was when I was introduced to many enjoyable books at first I really didn’t like reading but, then the pictures and all the illustrations in general would grab my attention and I was anxious to finish the book. In my elementary years I remember having a reading class called S.F.A (Success for All).
Personal Response: I thought this was a good book and it got right to the point. I liked how the author made Lucas 's family a part of the fire department. It gave it an inside look on how the firefighters were affected. I really liked that there were facts about the real September 11th at the very end of the book.
When approaching this lesson before I begin to read I will comment on the vocabulary we will encounter during the reading. It is important, to do so, as some of the words used are not English words and students must have an understanding of the language to fully comprehend the text. Next,I will read the book The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco. I will then instruct my students to answer questions aboutthe many traditions portrayed throughout the book. My students with reading disabilities will be given small group instruction.
Throughout the school year, each time that my students walk through my classroom door I want the atmosphere to attract them to always want to read and write. As the school year progress, teacher made anchor charts are displayed strategically around my classroom as well as genre posters, new vocabulary words, class library books and additional skills that are introduced throughout the year. If money were no object, and I could do anything I wanted I would foster a literacy rich classroom that my students would consider a sanctuary for learning. After having read “The Elements of a Literacy-Rich Classroom Environment”, I agree with K. Tyson position that “we should begin by focusing attention on the classroom environment and make certain that it is a place that supports and encourages literacy learning.”