Ms. Rodrigues arrange the classroom setting too create a learning environment depending on the children interest following the creative curriculum. The teachers always accommodate the learning areas, for the students to make free choice, but the teachers also guide their young learners during play. On April 23, 2015 the observation took about one hour, upon my arrival children were finishing their breakfast, and choosing learning areas to play. In this classroom the teachers practice free choice, which provide students the opportunity to choose their learning area of interest. This is crucial in early child development setting because it provides students confidence about themselves, and encourage them to think to make decisions.
I will provide books with different cultural and languages, so children will have a sense of inclusion in their classroom. SLO IV: I invite children in my classroom to share and read their home language book. SLO V: I have learned from this class is good communication will help me to have better relationship with people that are around me. I have never known that the children’s earliest language experiences will be their first movements, their babbling, cooing, and speaking words will be precursors of their later language and literacy learning. Therefore, this course has impacted my thoughts about
Penfield & Robert’s (1959) hypothesis attempted to demonstrate that there is "a biologically determined period of life when language can be acquired more easily and beyond which time language is increasingly difficult to acquire." The hypothesis therefore states that there is an idyllic time frame to acquiring a language in an environment that is linguistically rich. CPH further adds that trying to acquire a language after the proposed time window becomes a lot more effortful and difficult. It is essential to highlight that CPH is used in two different contexts to express two different issues. The first is the one that we have explained above which suggests that a language is best acquired the first years of life to reach native linguistic proficiency.
Dual language immersion programs should be implemented into every elementary school curriculum because children in these programs acquire a second language, which helps them develop useful skills, become more aware of cultures around the world, and, contrary to the opposition’s claim, it does help students learn better in school. Dual language immersion programs are very beneficial for elementary school students because learning a second language helps young children develop a greater capacity to listen. Listening is a skill that is needed throughout life. When students have a greater capacity to
How to explore Phonics at home! Written by Jodie Taylor, FS1 Teacher Parent involvement helps to extend learning outside of the classroom and gives children the ability to put what they learn inside the classroom in to practice. We love getting involved in different phonics activities at school and I’m sure your children would love to practice their developing skills with you at home, showing you what they’ve learnt and progressing their learning with you. Early development of phonics skills is vital in enabling children to progress the skills needed for reading and writing when they move to ‘big school’. This post aims to give you the knowledge and ideas needed to have fun with phonics at home.
Ayers illustrates, “I believe that culture is the frame through which all of us make sense of the world…” (Ayers 73). My practicum classroom was very diverse with the cultures of the students which added a learning advantage. The students could see and learn about others and got the opportunity to build and learn more about themselves based on the students in their class. At Ellen Hopkins, students can be in a Spanish immersion classroom if they wish, which shows how important culture and other languages are important to those in the entire school. Students had the chance to learn a second language fluently as this created an enriched intellectual opportunity because different cultures are so important in development, by creating knowledge of the world like Ayers describes above.
A good way to know you have fully grasped the concept of new information is to continuously practice what was taught. Teachers could emphasize to students how this could help them during class and later on in life. (readingrocket.org) Strategy 3 Teach students to use visual images and other memory strategies: A teacher could make use of using different cues like word substitution to help aid in students memory. The use of word substitution is used normally for information that is hard to remember. These type of word are words that are said and can easily be visualized when heard.
Dyslexia, as defined by the Yale Center for Dyslexia and Creativity (2017) is “due to a difficulty in a phonological processing which affects the ability of an individual to speak, read, spell and write.” It is often seen that students with Dyslexia typically do not read fluently. They tend to peruse at a slower pace and perusing for these students requires extreme exertion. Students who have Dyslexia struggle with memorizing, spelling, and understanding material. A student with Dyslexia may have trouble with decoding the order of letters, trouble with spelling and writing along with difficulty in listening and reading comprehension. Despite Dyslexia being a condition that is lifelong, it is important to realize that Dyslexia does not limit one’s level of intelligence.
It involves reading a text repeatedly until the learner reads without making errors. Repeated reading is a credible strategy for reading instruction because it guarantees that readers grasp the content. Readers improve their reading speeds, develop sight word vocabulary and gain confidence in their reading abilities. In classroom instruction, the teacher selects a short passage and reads it out loud several times as the learners pay attention. The teacher takes time to explain the passage, providing a purpose for reading.
Students who know more words and can also use them in the right context have a significant advantage in school and can continue using that skill to their advantage in college and career. Students can use of note taking to progress learning vocabulary. Note-taking is the practice of recording information captured from another source (Carter, John F.; Van Matre, Nicholas H. 1975).Vocabulary is one of five core components of reading instruction that are essential to successfully teach children how to read. These core components include phonemic awareness, phonics and word study, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension (Nation, 2001). The concept of a word can be defined in various ways, but three significant aspects need to be aware of and focus on are form, meaning, and use.