Introduction: Reading is beneficial in acquiring language, according to Harmer, “ The more you read, the better you get at it” (Harmmer, 2007). This means reading is a significant skill that students should practice in daily life because it will support them in being more intelligent by having a lot of input, improve their language and construct their vocabulary as well as it will help them in their careers (Harmmer, 2007). Teachers should consider reading as an important skill and try to scaffold students in simple and fun way to make students feel interested to learn. In this paper I am going to analyze my MST`s reading lesson that I observed during my teaching practice to see what worked with her students and what did not work as well
In literacy, children need to be exposed properly. According to Fisher, Flood, & Lapp, (1999) that good storytelling can help children to challenge their intellect, can well imagine, helping them to know the world and teach them to love reading. When the teacher read the story, it can help children develop their bond or relationship with books. This can help children to be imaginative, to use the language well and form good intellectual (Cullinan, 1987, p.6). After the teacher finished telling stories to children, usually the children will take the book to be explored.
Every book has a massage but some books have explicit content that parents feel are too much for their kids at such a young age. Schools still have a problem with banning books, some school strongly believe that keeping books that are not appropriate for kids to read off the shelves is the safest option. Still other schools think that banning books is simply not right and should not be done. It is still a well talked about topic. So should banning books be praised or
In “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Readers” by Kavitha Rao, she express her opinion on the topic that the current generation is not reading for fun. She mentions several experience she had with other people, that don 't see the benefit in reading for fun. She says that since people aren 't reading more leisure anymore they 're becoming less creative, inarticulate, have poor communication skills and low confidence, which is caused by parents forcing their kids to read, and the education system need to have students memorize textbooks and nothing else. After reading this article I find myself disagreeing with Rao on several points she made, I don’t believe the modern attitude towards reading is causing people to be self absorbed and unimaginative, she also claims that book clubs don 't encourage reading for fun, parents are forcing their children to read boring books which turned them away from reading and that the educational system is to blame for college students for being inarticulate. In the very first paragraph Rao mentions a the conversations she had with two different people, the first person say “I never read fiction” and “After what 's the point of a book if it doesn 't teach you anything.” Another person says “Fiction is not real, no?” and adds “I only like to read real stories to improve myself.” She states that many young people don 't see the benefit in read unless its to help improve themselves, or to ace a job interview.
Some parents would never even talk to their kids about what some of these topics are and it is wrong. Kids not only need to grow up but need the freedom to read to be able to grow and learn. Therefore most kids should have the right to read the books of their choosing and books should not be banned. Children should have the freedom to read whatever books they want. Children should not have their books taken away because another parent doesn’t like the book or it is not suitable for one of their own children.
Certified educators can fulfill the various learning requirement of each children and they can comprehend how to handle children with diverse behaviors. In contrast, parents who lack instructional skills are unable to express well what they want to give to their children. If an educator cannot express her ideas to words, how can the learner absorb the essence of teaching? Children will lose interest in learning. Parents who simply put their children in a room with lots of books will definitely result in the failure of homeschooling.
For many children reading text aloud helps to develop their skills as active listeners. Listening how the teacher reads a text demonstrates a model for fluent reading and pronunciation of unfamiliar words. Read aloud also maintains each student’s participation and focusing on how the reading process works. Reading aloud allows students not only to understand the plot of the story, but also catch the meaning beyond the text. Reading aloud motivates students to read and provides many benefits in building vocabulary, learning the reading process in a meaningful context, modeling fluency, and simply practice how to think-aloud.
Sometimes literature circles might become a monotonous and repetitive activity. For instance, Lloyd (2004, p. 115) and Calderón (2010, p. 27) complain that their students filled in their role sheets mechanically and some of them did not even participate in the discussions. Literature circles have to be lively and spontaneous, but above all, they should be in English. There is a possibility that EFL students use their first language to talk to each other, especially if the teacher is not present. For Hill (1992, p. 42), the students’ overuse of their mother tongue is one of the main issues of book discussions in EFL classes.
peoples think that practical practice not useful as not all kids can do the practical test at the same level and it will different from children to children . so one think that homework should be banned because it is not with the interest of kids and its enough for doing works at school and increasing practical practice to make children dependent on themselves . (hook,
The Key Stage outcome of the framework emphasizes the need to build confidence and social skills in their early years to prepare them for lifelong learning (MOE, 2003). Hence, preschool programs focus on helping children in developing skills needed for school readiness to primary school. Teachers provide opportunities for children to experience real-life situations using pretend play to encourage higher order thinking and enhance problem solving and social skills (Lee, 2012). Schools arrange for visits to primary school, inviting Primary 1 children to talk about they experiences, reading stories about ‘starting school’ and teachers introduce routines of formal schooling. There is also collaboration between preschool and primary school to further cater the needs of children during transition process (Marjory,