To some people it is not. Some teachers say that the book is challenging for students. Now, this novel may be difficult for students, but that is how students learn new information. If students weren’t to have read harder pieces of literature all throughout their schooling career, they would stay at the same level of reading for most of their life. The reason why students should read more challenging novels are because they learn new things, and they could also learn how to act in a certain situation based on the type of challenging story they read.
Books like The Scarlet Letter hold many important lessons and morals for young high school students. Consequently, these lessons often go untaught due to the concern about some questionable material in these books. Although it is true that these books cover some inappropriate topics, it is also true that these topics are what help bring up the important lessons students need to learn. Lessons in adultery or other questionable topics need to be taught in school to help raise awareness to certain issues students may face in the future. Despite all the valid arguments, parents and educators use to explain why books with inappropriate topics should not be used, they always seem to forget that it doesn't matter how much they try to shelter students eventually every student will be exposed to these inappropriate issues.
I found it difficult to formulate questions from each level of Bloom’s taxonomy, consequently, I may have devised questions to simple, or unclear to truly evaluate the comprehension of the student. For example, one of the questions I asked was “can you think of extra personal connections to the book?” I mistakenly asked the question in such a way that the student could simply say no (which is what happened). In the text “How to Take Running Records” the importance of comprehension is emphasized (Alphakids Assessment Kit Teacher’s Guide, 2002, p.10). Aiding students as they become critics and analysts of written work is part of the role of the teacher. If I expect both an accurate view of student abilities and a comprehensive running record, it is my duty to practice creating effective questions addressing all levels of comprehension!
Another thing that makes it difficult for me as a writer is that I am not good at getting the readers attention and having him hooked on to my work. This is how this chapter could help me in English class and how it can make it difficult for for others, including myself
People overlook the whole effect of the book and only focus on one main issue and that would be racism. Racism is a huge theme of Huckleberry Finn, however, other issues are shown that are essential to understanding the meaning behind the book. By teaching Huckleberry Finn in schools students, “develop their own critical thinking about literature, racism, and the literary canon” (Henry). Teaching such a controversial book students start to pick up their own beliefs about these certain issues. Some kids might be against the book, however, if they did not read Huck Finn they would not know for sure how they felt about racism.
Be that as it may, there are multiple reasons why books should be taught and included in a curriculum. If you really want a book not to be read by an adolescent, banning the book will often have an opposite effect. Although it contains sensitive topics and harsh language, The Secret Life of Bees should not be banned in high schools because students are not only mature enough to handle these issues but should, in fact, be exposed to them in an educational environment to help in the development of their maturing minds. Being exposed to course language at too early an age can often have negative effects on adolescent development. Profanity is inappropriate in a school setting so why should students be assigned to read a book that contains it?
Imagine you are sitting in a class, listening to your teacher introduce a new lesson to you and your classmates. You can hear his or her voice, and can see their mouth moving, but you’re having a difficult time piecing those words together in order to fully understand what is being taught. Unfortunately, many English Language Learners (ELL) tend to feel exactly this way in their classroom. There are times that they feel out of place, and that they don’t belong to be a part of their classroom and that they’re not understood, when the exact opposite is true. There is much discussion amongst teachers about ELL students and how to best educate and assist these students leading them towards academic success.
Some teachers believe in the importance of assigning homework to students as they believe that from along time and homework is a mondatory thing in schools and make students always in touch with their lessons and give them the opportunity to revise what they learn constantly while many students belive that homework is ineffective and should be banned because they think that homework is not add any important think to them and homework is wasting for time . In some students opinion they see that homework is like slavery as it is basically forcing young students and children to do their home work . The other reason that students believe in is that homework increase stress on students because it take long time and it keeps students up late at night getting the work done . So one see that homework should be banned for many reasons as students
The abilities of a teacher to motivate the students play an important role in their success. The lack of motivation leads to a lack of focus and effort, therefore to a lack of success. Teachers have to find the best strategies to motivate their students to improve their English skills. Keeping the students’ motivation is one of the most important tasks a teacher has. There are many ways in which students can be motivated to learn English.
Oftentimes, teachers give out loads of homework that are not essential to student learning. Some people believe that homework teaches students discipline by teaching them time management. This study shows quite the contrary, writing “[e]xcessive amounts of homework [...] teach students to take shortcuts, rather than instill in them discipline and time-management skills” (“Is Homework Beneficial to Students?” n. pag.). When students receive busy work they often turn to their classmates for answers or go through the assignment hastily and without effort.