According to Delaney (2007), Pop Culture “is generally recognized as the vernacular or people’s culture that predominates in a society at a point in time.” West (2013) put it simpler by saying that, “Popular culture is everywhere.” Whatever most of the people are interested in now is pop culture. There are so many things that people are into at the moment and it is easier for everyone to know what they are. Social media allows almost every person to see what others are interested in. Whenever a person likes the food they are eating, they can easily upload a picture on Instagram and even add ridiculous hashtags such as “#foodporn”. On the Music sense, Vevo’s list of most viewed music videos and Spotify’s trending list can tell one what kind of music of whoever artist are people interested in.
It is also important to develop speaking and listening skills together because most of the time in real life these skills are needed at the same time. In addition to speaking, teachers can ask students practice writing a topic related to the listening. Thus, combining those skills will help prepare students for listening situations in real life where several skills often need to be used simultaneously. Harmer (2007) suggests “live listening” can be applied for listening lesson instead of using audio material story-telling, interviews, and conversations. Adding to that, Doff mentions that “using English for chatting to the class, for giving instructions and explanations” will provide students with very useful listening practice.
Constant writing, proofreading and a little bit of constructive criticism is what I expected from this course. Upon entering the course my expectations were surpassed, Dr. PHP was not an easy teacher but she was an effective teacher. Her lessons and explanations in class worked well for me especially in my writing. Giving us handouts dealing with grammatical errors like comma splices and giving us examples in class of how an outline should be written really helped out a lot. Another thing that helped me in this class is the journals, even though I did not feel like doing them they help me spot a lot of my silly errors and grammatical mistakes.
The writer and teacher, Lindsay Rosasco, creates strong diction through the use of informal word choice. Her diction style relates to her audience, who are teenagers in high school. She is trying to convince them that she is not out to get them, she just wants the best for all of them. Rosasco doesn’t use a higher level of vocabulary or more grandiose style because if she did, then teenagers could turn away from the text and she is writing like how the students talk. By doing this, she lets the readers know that she understands how they live.
There are quite a lot of rewards for using short stories in the classroom. The most helpful one is their practical length, which allows the student/ reader to conclude the task of reading in one sitting, or depending on the teachers ' approach. It can be entirely read within one or two class lessons. Short fiction is a valuable and an authentic resource for observing not only language but life itself. As students are always concerned about the amount of work they need to perform and often have the feeling of being overwhelmed, reading short stories seems to be less frightening, for their own definition suggests, they are ‘short’.
The classroom layout created a stress-free atmosphere in which the children would be comfortable while they learned. There was a guided reading center, computer center, small group area, writing center, spelling center, science center, and library center. What worked or was effective? The teacher allows the students to initiate dialogue with each other which has increased their eagerness to speak more frequently. She also employed oral language assessments from a research based program Let’s Talk About It: Oral Language, Reading, and Writing to recognize their particular oral language necessities.
“Although as a teacher she maintained tight control of the classroom discourse, her teaching goals were to liberate her students’ minds through literacy, eventually to use great works of literature to illuminate their own lives.” (Schulman 1987). In order to achieve the curriculum objectives Nancy had to figure out how to organize the curriculum to fit the needs of the students as well as the school and she did this through her know how on the use of the texts and materials provided. “She seemed to possess a mental index of these books she taught so often … with key episodes organized in her mind for different pedagogical purposes, different levels of difficulty, different kinds of pupils, different themes or emphasis.” (Schulman
Of course, it was very good for speaking class. The writer and most of other students practiced actively in speaking instead of keeping silent as did during this times. This situation much influenced by speaking ability. Agreeing with other students when the interview is a student named Fitri said that the debate could improve speaking ability because it requires students to express their
For my PSR assignment I went to the elementary school and helped Mrs. Volks class and Mr. Wallace's class. When we went to Mrs. Volks class my duties were to take down stuff of of the walls, read to them, help them with spelling words and do art projects. It was so much fun and you could tell how much the kids enjoyed it. Mrs. Volks class was a multiage for grades 1st and 2nd. It was really cool to see the different age groups work together and how they are similar and how they are different.
He reflected my weakness in writing, but he knew i can improve it and that i am will be capable of getting the opportunity i was aiming for. He organized for me a daily writing session with him to improve my writing skills. He have always believed in my capabilities to improve so fast. I applied for the opportunity to deliver my speech. It was a form in which you write your name and you have to get a signed letter from your English teacher that you are one of the best students in his class.