There are eight points that are important on chapter 8. Such as, Literacy begins; play, language, and literate behavior: A natural partnership; fostering literate behaviors; Honoring the importance of literate behaviors; languages and literacy learning in the primary grades: The motivation power; Dynamic approaches to promoting literacy through play.
The period of time that I will be reviewing is coming from Mrs. Porter’s first and second grade ELL classroom. Pseudonyms will be in place for all students and teachers present in this description and story. On this particular day I was to help out at a literacy station. Stations are a regular routine in this classroom for all subjects, and the students really do enjoy this part of the day. It breaks up learning into different activities that are both individual practice and group work.
I would start by introducing myself to all the parents and ask them what they would like to learn about or if they have any questions on what literacy is. I would tell them how valuable education is and that we need to pass on that value to your children. (Diane M Barone/Marla H. Mallette, 2013). We are going to provide home activities for you as parents to do with your child. This will help build your child’s literacy skills and we will have goals and structure for your child. (Diane M Barone/Marla H. Mallette, 2013). I want you as parents to be a full partner in your child’s education. One of the activities you will be doing with you is a shared book reading. The book I am sending home for you to read together is Pete the Cat and it will be in both English and Spanish which is some of your native language. You can also go to the library and get a library card and check out English and your native language there. (Diane M Barone/Marla H. Mallette, 2013). We are going to track how many words your child can read in this book. We will send a few words that are in Pete the Cat book and we will be reading them and your child will be able to recognize them. Children will be able to recognize a few words in different books. Parents will play a word game with their child called forming and recognizing rhyme. The children will read a DR. Seuss book
This study is to investigate this clam and to provide some evidence as to whether students exposed to AR in elementary school will be more likely to continue higher level of reading in middle school and above. Using a instruments like the Title Recognition Test, it is possible to determine whether there are differences in the amount of reading done by middle school students who have been exposed to AR compared to the students who have not. If there is a differences between the students than the claim that AR program produces lifelong readers would be
We have heard our whole lives that reading is fundamental and in our society reading is one of the most important skills that we learn in school. Although reading skills are essential to succeed in today’s society, reading is not treated as the necessary skill that it should be. Teens are not reading like they used to. Today's society and technology has encouraged more superficial reading or even no reading at all. The digital revolution has made everything more convenient for the children of today's society.
Both authors Diane H. Tracey, EdD. and Lesley Mandel Morrow, PhD. are well respected figures in the education field. The authors bring clarification to the theoretical models that can be used in classrooms. Dr. Tracey is Associate Professor Education at Kean University. She serves as Secretary of the Literacy Research Association and coeditor of Journal of School Connections. Dr. Tracey currently is a literacy coach for New Jersey school districts (Tracey &
Literacy has applied over the course of my education and my life. As an education major, I believed that literacy was an ability to learn how to read and write. Furthermore, literacy has been a part of my education. I have come to an understanding that literacy is a lot more than what it seems. It’s about expressing yourself that includes your opinions and feelings. As a college student, I still feel like my literacy is evolving with every essay I write. But, through my literacy autobiography and literacy experiences. I have gained through the process of “growing up” as an educator. I 'd like to capture the hearts and minds of readers through my journey and experiences with literacy. As I take you back into the past of how literacy has grown inside me. I would one day like to show how these experiences will influence my teaching strategies.
While it may be true that even if a student is reading Sports Illustrated, they will still become more literate and reflective than if they hadn’t read at all, it is also true that the student is then less likely to read the same desired material outside of class because they are already being forced to read it inside of class. Moreover, if class time is spent reading something such as Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers: The Story of Success, the student will be more inclined to read Sports Illustrated outside of class; thus, increasing their reading time altogether. On the report of Engaging Schools: Fostering High School Students’ Motivation to Learn, “studies have shown that students who read outside of school become better readers (Anderson, Wilson, and Fielding, 1988; Fielding, 1994; Guthrie, Schafer, Wang, and Afflerbach, 1995)” (64). Therefore, by engaging in materials which the students may not be interested in during the school day, they will be more likely to read other subject matters outside of school and consequently increase their reading
Do make reading fun and interesting. Don’t make it a chore or punishment, then children will grow to dislike reading. It is neither necessary nor desirable to make the reading-to-children time into a structured lesson. The primary objective is enjoyment (Vacca, et al., 2015). 2.
“Teachers of English and literature have either submitted, or are expected to submit, along with teachers of the more "practical" disciplines, to the doctrine that the purpose of education is the mass production of producers and consumers” (Berry). Berry uses the word practical to describe the way in which we produce students as though they were massed produced. School systems today demonstrate specialization, and with that follows oversimplification. “In our society, which exists in an atmosphere of prepared, public language-language that is either written or being read illiteracy is both a personal and a public danger” (Berry). While schools relax their education standards and primarily focus on profitability, we become vulnerable to loss of literacy through
The essay “In Praise of the ‘F’ Word” by Mary Sherry explains some flaws Sherry has noticed in our education system. These observations are from her teaching perspective, and from her son’s own experience in high school. Sherry claims that some students that have earned a high school degree should not have because they are “semi literate.” She starts out her essay by stating this bluntly, but further explains herself as it goes on. Sherry is an adult literacy grammar teacher, and often faces students that wish they could have had a more beneficial experience in high school.
To Test or To Read It would be nice to imagine that everyone begins at the start line together. Unfortunately, a majority of people start at a disadvantage. In most public elementary schools, there are students in every grade level that are reading behind grade level. Consequently, these same students will encounter tests throughout their whole academic career. Starting in elementary school, a literacy gap will begin to emerge among students.
In today’s society, there is an immense amount of young adults and teenagers who don’t enjoy reading as much as teens from the eighties. This may be because of the increase in technology starting from the beginning of the twenty-first century, or just because people choose not to read. One of the most evident reasons to why teenagers in this century have to force themselves to read is because of all the other distractions and things they would rather be doing than sit in complete silence, reading a book. This isn’t a cause for celebration, or a statement implying that reading is only for educational purposes and not the enjoyment, because it isn’t.
The author consistently cites the example of students who have grown up using the internet as an information gathering tool; She talks about how students today must be able to read and write for both the print and digital worlds, and that the “skills of reading and using technology converge as students search for information or answer questions with the Internet” (Schmar-Dobler 81). This convergence of skills is important when considering Schmar-Dobler’s earlier assertion about the nature of literacy itself changing. The author goes on to examine the model for reading comprehension, the proper strategies of which poor readers usually lack the knowledge of, and therefore tend to be thought of as a marker for identifying “strategic readers”. Strategic readers of the Internet, however, must add the skill of “navigating” in order to locate pertinent information and then take meaning from the text (Schmar-Dobler 83). Schmar-Dobler then claims that “To be adept at seeking, evaluating, and using information found on the Internet, readers must navigate through Internet text and apply their knowledge of the reading process” (Schmar-Dobler 83).
Literacy Autobiography Even though it isn’t my content area, I am a strong believer in the power of literature. This appreciation goes way back, in fact some of my earliest memories are those of my mom reading to my older sister and me every night before bed. We made our way through nearly all of the Laura Ingalls Wilder books by the time I started kindergarten.