Therefore teachers need to plan every lesson carefully adopting appropriate teaching approaches and methods in order to make the lesson productive and engaging for the students. This research will be looking at the use of the creative writing approach in teaching writing to ESL students at the middle school level, and what challenges teachers are faced when teaching
Research Paper- Literacy Instructions for English Language Learners Abstract The increasing number of English language learners has triggered great attention on how to teach academic literacy to English language learners in elementary and middle school classrooms. This article aims at helping teacher blend literacy instructions into their practice in four categories which are respectively vocabulary, writing, reading and collaborative conversation Also, the paper addresses the importance of using responsive literacy instructions for English language learners with learning disabilities. In addition, three key principles of learning are integrated into those instructions in order to help English language learners not only accomplish academic
For students, it is not only something that they need in work, it is a must that students have to memorize it. Word wall is really one of the effective way to make students memorize the words. Hence, word wall is actually help the students in memorizing as often as they see it every day and use them in learning process whether written or
Each of these conditions (immersion, (demonstration, engagement, expectations, responsibility, employment, approximation, and response) support the teacher and student in learning and provide a context within which to learn (Rushton, Eitelgeorge & Zickafoose 2003). In relation to Brian Cambourne's conditions, I believe that establishing a positive classroom community is essential for creating a successful classroom. Students should always have a safe environment in which they belong and are actively engaged in their learning. The classroom should be a place where students are immersed in literacy and are provided with many opportunities to discover different forms of text in ways that apply to their world. Within my classroom community, I will model the skills required for language and the students will be active participants in their learning.
Mind’s Eye strategy could be one of their best ways to solve this problem. This strategy can develop students visualization and improve students reading comprehension as the technique includes students memory and asking them to be more critical in giving their perception and prediction. According to Silver, Strong and Perini (2007) mind’s eye is a reading strategy that is used by the teacher to improve students critical skill of the words on the page into memorable images. When the students read about a text the students will combine their background knowledge with the information that is gotten in the text. In addition, Sejnost (2009) states that this strategy is started by the students who listen to the keywords which are mentioned by the teacher and then attempt to visualize what are they hearing by making pictures in their minds.
Peer Feedback Peer feedback is a popular source of feedback in the English second language/English foreign language (ESL/EFL) classroom. It is also called peer review, peer response and peer evaluation (Liu and Hansen, 2002). According to Liu (1998), peer feedback is a process in which learners read each other’s writings and provide comments on grammar, usage, content, word choice, and the structure of the essay. Peer feedback can be defined in a more detail way as "the use of learners as sources of information and interactants for each other is such a way that learners assume roles and responsibilities normally taken on by a formally trained teacher, tutor, or editor in commenting on and critiquing each other's drafts in both written and oral formats in the process of writing" (Liu and Hansen, 2002:1). The rationale of peer feedback is explained by Vygotsky's socio-cultural theory.
There are so many investigations showing how the internet has been put into practice the foreign language instruction and the impact of computer –assisted instruction on the improvement of reading skill. Ferenz, Levine and, Reves 2000; Cobb, Horst and Nicolae, 2005; Coady, Tozcuand 2004, & Taylor 2009 have investigated vocabulary acquisition. The term vocabulary has a range of meanings. For example, some teachers use the term to signify sight-word vocabularies, referring to students’ immediate recognition of words in print; other teachers refer to words students understand as their meaning
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
ABSTRACT: Readingis a fundamental lifetime skill and keystone for a child 's achievement in school. This paper highlights the Reading Comprehension Skills, Sarva Siksha Abhiyan and Padha Bharat Badhe Bharat in Elementary schools students in Telanagana State. Keywords:Reading comprehension skills, Schema theory, Elementary Schools, Telangana State INTRODUCTION Reading comprehension is a tool to students’ development in terms of reading and writing skills in classroom practices. It is the ability to gain knowledge of writing skills and critical reasoning.Lysenko and Abrami (2014)contented that reading comprehension is essential for the children academic and lifelong. It is also asserted to be “essence of reading”.According National Reading Panel (2000) posited three research data of Reading comprehension, which have the following themes: 1) Reading Comprehension cognitive process, developing of vocabulary and instruction.
In addition to that, following the instructions found in the teachers' guide is significant to show the best and the most tangible use of the appointed course. 8. A future research can be directed towards the efficiency of using CALL (Computer-Assisted Language Learning) method in developing listening skill in which it supports teachers of English to find the best way to teach English. CALL provides alternative solution to the difficulties in learning and teaching listening skill. CALL is a methodology to language teaching and learning in which computer technology used as an assistance to the presentation, stimulation, and assessment of any material that is assumed to be learned in everyday classroom.