It has influenced me to use some of the activities, stories, and projects that we did during this course. This course taught us a lot of helpful classroom projects that will have the students reading but also learning a lesson with most of the stories. This has influenced me to be on top of my grading, to manage my time when in the classroom, and to involve the students as much as I can. I plan on implementing all of the books that we did a log over because they are all fun and of the age of students I want to teach. I enjoyed the books that we read now and when I was younger so I feel they will be great to share with my students some day.
Daywalt took an item that children use on a daily basis and created a conflict that they would understand. The theme, as previously discussed, is successful in teaching a lesson without stating it obviously. This makes the book perfect for read alouds in classrooms from which teachers can create extensive lesson plans for an elementary class. Middle school teachers may also use this story because of the mature nature of its theme in a fun and humorous way. Both adults and children would be attracted to this story as a buyer.
If I teach English someday, I want my students to learn how to express themselves when they write. It would be exciting to be able to sit down and read my students papers. After we constructed our essays, we had to complete a peer review activity. I enjoyed helping people look over their essays and give them suggestions on how they could improve their essays. The peer review activity made me open my eyes and see that I enjoy helping
I would use this as an educator to show children what really happened. Reading journals, someone’s own writing of what they are doing or going through, helps people understand better. It also helps students realize that it was real and isn’t just something people created over time to be
I will provide books with different cultural and languages, so children will have a sense of inclusion in their classroom. SLO IV: I invite children in my classroom to share and read their home language book. SLO V: I have learned from this class is good communication will help me to have better relationship with people that are around me. I have never known that the children’s earliest language experiences will be their first movements, their babbling, cooing, and speaking words will be precursors of their later language and literacy learning. Therefore, this course has impacted my thoughts about
Jasmine and Weiner (2007) believe that the writing process needs to be introduced to students as early as the primary level. While incorporating writing workshop in their study, the main goal was to examine the writing process in first graders while helping to support them and become independent writers. The researchers found that the writing workshop program helped increase the independence and enjoyment for writing in the first grade students. At the start of the study, students frequently didn’t know what to write and had a hard time coming up with topics, but over time, they began to look forward to it, felt they were better writers, and wanted more time in the workshop (2007). Tracey and Headley (2013) took on a different approach
In our AIW group, we focused on higher order thinking and ways to help students increase their understanding. One example of working in my AIW group is when a colleague brought a tigers lesson for us to score where they were teaching the concept of compare and contrast. Through looking at the task and other materials provided then scoring the task, it was obvious that the students understood the basic concept but weren’t digging deeper to in what they read A suggestion I had to increase higher order thinking was to take a place that the student knew well and have them compare and contrast to the main setting of the book; the book’s school to our school, the city in
Another quote that supports is, “I believe being able to connect with students is only possible after learning how to connect with oneself.” This shows that it is good to connect with people and find out who they really are before you judge them. The last supportive quote is, “I believe that a good teacher eventually learns to welcome the child who will push her explode button, trample on her last nerve and ultimately expose a deeply hidden flaw.” This shows that even people that annoy you, you should tolerate because after time it will be easy to ignore them and become friends with them instead of hating them for their flaws. Throughout the text there are many words that set the tone. Some are good teacher, evolves, and eventually learns. The author uses “good teacher” to makes the audience
I also use close reading methods and other scaffolding techniques when we do read grade level material. I have included a sample of a reading guide and subsequent lessons that we used to support the reading of Harry Potter and the Sorcorer’s Stone. This book is appropriate for Middle School aged students and the students were allowed to select the novel leading to high student
Some positive feedback the teacher would receive was a head nod every once in awhile, but from only one or two students. The teacher also did receive some negative nonverbal feedback, in that some people were working on the due lesson or the next lesson as she would teach. I think that the positive feedback from the students was noticed more by the teacher than the negative, as she was confident in her teaching and kept the attentive students listening and trying to understand the new principles of the lesson. Something the teacher would do was ask questions of the audience to see if the information was making sense to us. Some