Impact of Culture Culture is an important factor that affects one’s perception, it greatly influences one’s behavior and shapes their personality which can have a significant impact on one’s education and the curriculum. Stating the importance of culture must be assessed when teaching English Language Learners, ELLs. The challenges for many English Language Learners are not overcoming a language barrier but also achieving academically. Orosco and O’Connor state that “ELLs bring a wealth of cultural and linguistic knowledge into the classroom, but perhaps our schooling is a complex process that often separates students’ personal learning experiences from the classroom resulting in a challenge of acquiring the skills for reading instruction”.
The ability to speak fluently presupposes not only knowledge of language features, but also the ability to process information and language ‘on the spot. Several issues arise for any teacher trying to incorporate principles of process writing into his or her professional practice. First, teachers need to provide time for writing in the supported learning environment of the classroom. Many students will benefit from structured tasks, which teach them strategies for planning, drafting, and revision.
She concluded that while formative assessment aims to improve teaching and learning, the implication of formative assessment in particular settings has not yet been successful as expected. One of the reasons is that there is a lack of proper frameworks to guide the practice for optimal results. She conducted a case study into classroom assessment practices of teachers of English in three primary schools in Ha Noi. This study aims to propose some principles toward developing a contextualized formative assessment practice framework. Based on the major findings from observed classroom assessment process, the principles for the suggested framework are built up such as particularity, practicality and learning promotion.
Through the readings done in class, there have been realizations about emergent bilingual students that have not only shocked me but have made me feel more prepared to properly educate these students. These realizations include the importance of understanding your students’ individual cultures rather than bunching all English Language Learners into the same category; as well as understanding that there are different levels of English Language Learners and creating individual guidance for those students. A third takeaway from the readings thus far involves the educational policies which schools mandate for their ELL’s. These are some ideas that would not have even crossed my mind without these readings, but it has now become clear how vital
2.1 Portfolio Paulson (1991) considers portfolios as a powerful educational device that makes it possible for students to take responsibility for their learning. He believes that portfolios can supply the curriculum with instruction and authentic assessment. Accordingly, through the focus on individuals they can be reflection of the educational process. On the other hand, according to Weigle (2002) “portfolio assessment is seen by many as an alternative approach to writing assessment that can allow broader inferences about writing ability that are possible with single-shot approaches to evaluating writing, both in individual classroom and on a larger scale" (p.197). In addition, with portfolios students attempt to view themselves as
A man may utilize his/her non-verbal communication viably in regular life purposefully or unexpectedly and for the most part unknowingly. Past that, a man can not control his/her body as he/she controls the words. Our body gives a great deal more
It is indeed essential to learn grammar rules and develop basic writing skills, but not at the expense of integrating students’ cultural identity in the learning process and in-class discussions. The classroom is where the 2nd phase of early socialization begins. As early as kindergarten, diversity in the classroom is created by children and teachers sometimes fail to understand that no two children are the same. Cultural identity is barely promoted, as the mainstream English encompasses most aspects of education. 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).
Introduction According to Merriam-Webster Dictionary (2016), one of the definitions of Language is that it is “The system of words or signs that people use to express thoughts and feelings to each other”. Therefore, language is used to express the thoughts and feelings, and vocabulary is necessary to express it. But learning the definitions of words is fundamental.
U.S. is known as the place of opportunities and education is the biggest way to accomplish one 's dreams but when someone moves to the U.S. from another country not being fluent in English can be a huge barrier to being able to accomplish what one wants, and being successful in the educational system. Therefore, the people who control the education system have set specific standards in order to teach students who are learning the English language. The set standard for students who don 't speak English is supposed to help them to learn English and keep up with the subjects that the other students who speak English are learning and are being tested on. The idea of that is great and should promote both content retention and the development of the English language at an academic level, but that is not happening.
In this literature review I will be discussing studies that are in favor, not in favor, and neutral on bilingual education. Literature Review First, in this paragraph I will be discussing studies that are in favor of bilingual education. According to a study conducted by Aqel (2006) investigated the reaction of students and instructors toward bilingual instruction method in the department of English and modern European languages at Eh university in Qatar. The findings of this study highlighted the most astute way to deliver the information in the
Throughout English 1010 I have developed several writing and reading skills, and have the importance of critical thinking. Learning how to understand, analyze, listen, question and reason in a rhetoric way has helped me progress at communicating more effectively, and has opened my mind to more creative thinking. This is my first General Education course and it connected with my Psychology class in several different ways that I found to be extremely interesting and beneficial. In both courses, there was a lot of research involved. The Annotated Bibliography I wrote for English taught me the skills I needed for a research paper.
Victor Davis Hanson displays mostly opinion along with two significant thinking shortcomings in his article regarding cuts to defense spending. The two shortcomings, point of view and assumptions are analyzed by using A Critical Thinking Model in Dr. Gerras critical thinking paper as a guide. For example, Mr. Hanson does not represent or consider the opposing point of view in this article. The reader can recognize Hanson’s own point of view being against cuts to the defense budget. Hanson does not empathize with others by pointing out that unfunded entitlements like social security, Medicare and food stamps are creating the budget and spending crisis.
Critical thinking is the idea of analyzing, evaluating and rationalizing issues, concepts, problems, and purpose. Critical thinking is not only utilized in workplaces, but we also use this skill in our day to day life even if we do not realize it. There were times where critically thinking has helped me on many occasion in my personal life. About a few weeks ago, I moved in with two of my friends in an apartment. Unfortunately, a day before I had moved in, it had snowed heavily covering my parking stall, so I parked in my neighbor's stall by accident.