She received many complaints from teachers who were unable to keep her focused-on learning to read and write. She did bring up one teacher at her school in Kindergarten helped her finally understand writing. Samantha stated, “Mrs. Sharp made an impact on my life,” explaining how Mrs. Sharp and her sounded out each word until she understood. While she doesn’t have as much time to be able to write like she used to, Samantha enjoys writing to express her pent-up emotions, allowing her frustrations to flow onto a paper.
A Learning Experience: Reading and Writing Through most of my adolescent years, reading books and writing my thoughts took patience that I lacked and a desire my mind could not want for. But as the saying goes, hindsight is 20/20. I know now that we are fortunate to have the opportunities to learn to read and write at such a young age. We are willingly and eagerly taught by our families, friends, neighbors, and teachers at school. But I find myself wondering, what about those that were not so lucky?
We all have obstacles; we all face challenges and my challenge was with a learning disability that helped me become a better communicator. I entered my English 9 class as the cool breeze hit me from the open windows. I sat down quietly to my very first high school lesson. The teacher started talking about literary devices as she wanted us to answer some questions about them. I heard the sound of everyone’s pencils moving as I stared down at my own and thought of why it was not moving too.
When my neighbor sends us a letter, she writes in beautiful fine print cursive, that I can not read at all. That has motivated me to research the debate on cursive writing, whether or not it should be taught anymore. Cursive writing should be taught in schools because it has a positive effect on communication, history, and personal development. First, schools should teach cursive writing because it promotes good communication. Some think, since most assignments are now done on computers kids should spend more time learning typing rather than cursive.
Often, she does not need to refer to the chart, but she does ask for it when she gets stuck. We are continuing to practice the facts in a variety of ways. Ashley is more and more accurate with fact retrieval. This year, Ashley seems to be getting less math homework. Since I am not regularly seeing what she is working on, we have not been able to do much direct application to what is going on in the classroom.
Mrs. Sherwin started off reading and then called on students to read. Students seemed to stare off into space, talk to their neighbors, but when they were called on they focused on the reading. Maybe since it was Friday they were distracted. After they finished reading the chapter they were given a worksheet that went along with what they read. I walked around and listened to their responses.
The Amish are a community of people that nobody knows much about, but everybody wants to learn more about. In her essay “Becoming Literate: A Lesson From the Amish,” Andrea Fishman attempts to outline some of the principles of Amish culture and the way that the Amish raise their children. Her uncertain focus leads the reader to a whirlwind of thoughts while reading this essay and could confuse many readers that are paying close attention to her content. Fishman bases her essay around differences between the Amish child and the mainstream child and goes into detail about how each child is raised learning to read. She attempts to discredit the way that Amish children are taught to read, yet also praises the Amish and how they bring up children.
Amy Tan is a writer who is fascinated by language in daily life. Amy starts aware of the different English she does use. It is a speech about her book and she had already given to half a dozen groups of people. But the main difference is her mother is there too. She realizes that it is perhaps the first time her mother had heard her give a lengthy speech using the Standard English that she learned at school and through books.
So that was kind of how the daily routine went for all of elementary. Every day after school we sat down together and worked on the school work that would always be giving me trouble whether it was a spelling test or some math homework. Most conversations went like “Your brother Erik can do it just fine, why can't you?” or “Everyone else in class understands this just fine, so that means you aren’t trying enough.” Eventually things started to click it started slowly at first like “Wow Isaac you did ok on this spelling bee.” my mother would say or “You did most of this homework by yourself?” I gradually became independent enough to do work on my own and only with occasional help from my mother or Erik my brother. Finally about the time I started middle school my mother's expectations didn’t go lower it was that I was able to meet them easier. So now when it seems like my mom doesn't expect much it’s because we share the same expectations for me to be responsible and successful and it's not something that needs a constant reminder or outside help, because they match my own
According to Online Universities (2013), “Pop culture offers an opportunity for educators to meet students where they are.” In the world of the English Language for example. Teachers, of course, in literary courses would want and need their students to read texts from the Greek mythology like The Iliad, Oedipus Rex, and what have you. However, students nowadays are more often not, not interested in that. Today, it has become a trend that students in high school sleep during their literature subjects as what is being discussed do not capture their attention. Considering that their attention span is so short, it will be hard to teach them things of the past or in history.
Despite the fact that both his parents were illiterate, he taught himself to read and write, due to the prodding of his stepmother. He read every book that he could find, often walking several miles to borrow a book from a neighbor. Among those books were possibly the writings of Plutarch and Euclid, as well as the Bible. Because of the intellectual books
With waiting for the ball to drop, there was a new energy within the classroom. I had two other students ask to read the play instead of Invisible Man, and since I let Helena, I couldn’t deny them. The papers would be interesting to grade next week. “Okay kids, I know most of you have about finished Invisible Man and Raisin. So can anyone explain what a climax is and apply it to one of the books?” In comparison to before, the number of hands was a pleasant surprise.