Junior year was when I began timed writing sessions, being able to construct a well written essay in forty minutes. By the end of the year they told us that it should be at the quality of an assignment we had two weeks to write. With this type of high school education I have come to understand that my
Class Observation Summary #1 My two day observation took place at Summit Academy high school. It is a school of about 700 students located in the city of Romulus MI. The teacher, Mrs. Jill Carbone allowed me to observe the 6th hour class for two days for 60 minutes each day. This class is composed of 11 English language learners (ELL); ten of the students are Spanish speakers and one student is Urdu speaker. During the two day observations, I had the opportunity to experience how Mrs. Carbone teaches listening, speaking, & pronunciation by incorporating different approaches.
After going through the Learning Guide for Unit 2, there was a checklist at the end, so I was well aware of the task that I had to accomplish before the ending of the week. The first task on my checklist was “Read the Learning Guide and Reading Assignments”. Since I already went through the Learning Journal, then the next task was to complete my reading assignments, which I normally do on Fridays. Fridays are normally my days off from work, so I take this time to complete as many assignments as I can. This week, there were two main reading assignments and two optional video lectures.
The teacher asks the students to turn and talk to the person next to them about what they learned or explain it to someone who doesn’t understand it. In the classroom there’s a list of words the students will learn throughout the year, every night they would get new words and at the end of the week, they would get quizzed on a set of words. The teacher has an annotation chart that has different things that students can do. For example, if the students have a question about their reading they can put question marks next to it and more.This helps the students understand the reading much better and this also helps the teacher know the students need help with. There were many students who wouldn’t listen and would just be laughing, getting up without asking and disrupted the class during the lesson they would lose their recess, However if the students were doing
The paper approaches the assigned topics from least invasive to most invasive during successive appointments. LC requests a copy of the family assessment guide to better prepare for the interview with the family. The father, BC, receives the majority of the questions on the first visit due to his work schedule. The parents display interest in the results of the paper and the children express intrigue. LC requests another appointment in two weeks to be able to discuss some of the topics that she needs to investigate
Nicholas was soon under Miss.Hurd’s spell. Miss.Hurd taught the class how to put out a newspaper, skills he honed during his next 25 years as a journalist. Soon i asked the principal to transfer me to her english class as well. In her class she drilled them on grammar until he finally began to understand the logic and structure of English language. Miss.Hurd assigned them stories to read and discuss one day after discussing how writers should write about what they know she assigned them to essay from their own experience.
The groups met with both the internal and external facilitator once a week for six weeks. In the skills day, the groups learned about person centeredness as a framework and what values mean to the older person. As the first year of the study advanced, meetings and discussions were regularly had. As the years progressed, projects were established where the groups discussed the advantages of putting this framework into place. Reflection on the aspects they had learned also took place after each session.
I would not say writing English assignment is very hard for me, but I mean I make some mistakes. We wrote four paper assignments this quarter, two of them about the story we read in class, one from a story and outside material and one about English 101 class at itself which is this paper. We must submit the rough draft before the due date of the assignment, which helps us to have clarification from our instructor and from a classmate. I am always improving after each paper I wrote, because I follow up with the comment I received, edit my paper then make an appointment with my instructor before I submit my final draft. These comments make me feel confident in the next paper.
But being out of school for nearly two years makes it difficult to write essays. When I was in elementary school I learned a variety of words every week. I needed to learn all sorts of words so i could be an intelligent reader. For example, in first grade we read electronic Leap Frog books. The Leap Frog books read us the story and taught us the words at the same time.
First day of first grade, the teacher hands out pieces of paper and tells us to write the most creative story we can think of. First day of middle school, the teacher asks us to get out a notebook and write a fascinating story about our summer. First day of high school, the teacher tells us to get our laptops out so we can start working on a paper about what we want to be when we grow up. First day of English Composition I, the teacher tells us to read the syllabus and handouts because assignments will be starting the next week. My journey through reading and writing has been a one-of-a-kind adventure.