Writing allowed me to add my thoughts and feelings on to a piece of paper. Writing is a skill that is necessary for life. Writing gives you the ability to express yourself in ways that talking could not. From a young age, I loved to write. Writing acted as a scapegoat to me.
This essay will critically discuss Process Writing and Working in Genres when teaching writing to young children. Process Writing is critical in the Foundation Phase as it gives students the tools in which they are able to break the process of writing, which often can be daunting, into more manageable portions which will allow them to produce quality material. Barnett (1992, p. 17) asks an important question (of what a successful composition created by a student is) and has answered it so accurately: “What happens if we-look at each piece of writing as one version in a progression toward the expression of the student 's ideas? To do so is to regard writing as an expression of the mental process it entails and as a means of communication.” Thus, Barnett (1992) so correctly views successful composition in the Process Writing as collaboration between the writer, the text, and the reader. By regarding writing as a process, it permits students to understand writing as a succession of drafts and to consider the endeavor of writing in its entirety: planning, drafting, revising, editing and publishing (Barnett, 1992).
But the knowledge wasn’t what I was upset about. I was already beginning to come undone at the seams with the idea that creative writing would not be continued throughout my school years, but to hear the one thing I loved to do used against me? It
In the beginning of the semester, my reading and writing was a complete chaos. I would mainly spite reading because I would lose my patience really fast. Writing on the other hand was adequate, but my vocabulary did not match my capacity. An example I could use would be when I began to do the essays. My first essay was the “Memoir” and I could honestly say my writing was not very good, luckily I had a few things to guide me by while writing this essay.
I did not understand the purpose of the essay so I wrote about what I thought altering public space meant. After reading the assigned reading I still did not understand what was being asked of me and this is where I should have emailed my instructor for clarity rather than guessing. If I would have had a better understanding on the assignment rather than going into the assignment guessing if I was doing it correctly I would have gotten a better score than I got. There was some misuse of commas and even commas splices included in the essay. In previous course and now I do not know how to correctly use commas I did not really understand the concept whenever my
1. What was your attitude to the subject of composition before this course? Did you enter into the course with certain notions about writing and your ability to compose? Before I had entered this subject of composition, my attitude was positive knowing that this subject was going to be challenging. I had entered this course with some understanding about writing and composing with the help of a previous class with Ms. Jamie.
That alarmed because that would mean having to go through this whole process again. I finally presented in which I did not do well reason being my fear of public speaking. When it finally ended I thought I finally conquered my fear since it was the longest time I publicly spoke. At this time I thought I had finally conquered my fear of public speaking. Public speaking alone is very difficult for me but when I present with other people it is not as bad my nervousness is there but it is not keeping me from focusing.
After reviewing the video and comparing with the first microteaching lesson I did extremely well as a result of being more relaxed and confident. At one point I was a little apprehensive because I thought my peers and professor were not understanding the 5/20 rule. Everyone was a bit quiet, but I get to understand during the feedback that they were trying to cement the new information in their brain. I really wish we had more time to go in depth, such as including more comparisons of different nutrition fact labels and to have the closure to my lesson. I had planned a competition between two groups, side A and side B based on the lesson which time didn’t allow us to get it done.
But he just said “ Also is the last year.” Soon, I felt a little bit scared for his answered. But, I was lost in thought. School life is not relax, and easy than parents thought, at least this is my own opinion. I always share things were happened at the school with my family, which made me felt anger or happy. I might felt angered at that moment.
Justin and I have talked extensively concerning his academic performance. One observation I have made in working with him is sometimes when he doesn’t understand something he simply stops. Instead of skipping a problem he doesn’t understand, then come back to it later, his choice is to simply stop working on the paper. One of my goals for him this year is to have the courage to try completing an assignment and not be afraid to be wrong. Sometimes when he comes to me for help, he hasn’t even read the related passage so attempting to answer the question is an impossibility.