Now, having no official teaching experience before, I was startled when it came time for me to design the lesson plan. My students knew literally nothing and my aims were manifold. Rather intuitively, I realized my lessons should be based on my students’ needs, so first I conducted introductory informal interviews about their goals and expectations and later while observing progress and dynamics in class, I would adjust some of the topics and activities to better suit my students’ needs. Clearly, my major goal was to improve their communicative competence, but I also kept in mind that both groups took my classes as an extracurricular activity, so I had to present these two hours in form of enjoyable intellectual stimulation, rather than a standard lesson, so it had to be structured in a way that would combine different types of activities while also engaging all four
7 Bad Writing Habits You Learned in School A school is considered to be the place where we acquire proper habits that help us during the whole our life. However, these habits are not always good especially when we are talking about writing. The matter is that writing is a rather special ability that has been common to each of us, however, not everyone is capable of telling that writing is really something they can do perfectly. Being a school kid, we discover only some basic principles of efficient writing such as the mechanical process of writing, basic abilities to present the ideas on paper, and key ideas for an understanding of style.
This essay will discuss six elements of teaching students to read including oral language, phonemic awareness, phonics, vocabulary, comprehension and fluency, and ways in which teachers can deliver instruction using a balanced approach. A balanced approach to teaching reading involves explicit phonics instruction as well as world view. Traditionally students were introduced to reading with an emphasis on phonics. McBride-Chang (2004) recognised that this bottom-up approach resulted in students who are more likely to lose interest in reading due to the limited vocabulary and repetitiveness of texts they read (p.120).
The writer states that she was using this approach while applying the puzzles to acquire the problem-solving skills; however, there is no detail about this approach. It can be said that “Constructivist approaches to learning emphasize student-centered and project-based learning where students pose questions, explore multiple interpretations of meaning, and where the teacher acts as facilitator and guide.” . But, in case the reader does not know about this approach, there should have given some general information about it and the methods which are used in it. On the other hand, according to the description of the approach above, the writer literally used it in the class taking into consideration that the whole process she stated in her article is based on this learner-centric education, which was observed the shift from the teacher-centric
Writing is involved in the mechanics everything people do including school studies, employment applications, and recording thoughts. However, even though writing is so important and commonly used, unlike speaking or picking up the lyrics to one’s favorite song, writing needs to be learned in order to be done properly. While the New Dorp school system is a far to common example of a underfunded school that lacked in the writing department even after its reforms despite making real progress, I was fortunate enough to learn from a high school that provided me with the highest standard of writing teaching. By having weekly assignments, personalized meetings, and difficult readings, my high school graduates leave with the skillset needed to write well in all aspects of their
Watching my new students struggle on grade levels assessments motivated me to pursue literacy education at a graduate level. My interest in literacy education ultimately derives from my goal to teach highly effective instruction to students while considering their diverse
I must practice the verbal instructions to avoid misunderstandings that can affect the performance of the student or even spoiled the subtest. According to my classmate 's report, my strengths include the ability to easily establish empathy with the child, my ability to manipulate the manuals, and the blocks. My classmate also identified that I followed the directions as instructed in the manual and the protocol. I always used the starting point according to the age, timed the items when necessary, and query both, when it is automatic and when the child 's response is vague.
I believe this activity was beneficial because it focused on visuals, listening, and movement. Students got to be actively engaged throughout the lesson and they learned the ‘I can statement’ of: I can make inferences about a text. Students benefited from learning a reading strategy that they can use while they are reading a book by themselves. Students also benefited by using their listening skills to help them hear the sounds in the words. The students also benefited by learning how to become a better reader.
In her first bullet point (which draws attention to her statements and reveals key ideas) she bluntly states her worries about highschool students not trying their best by writing, “I worry,” at the beginning of each of the three sentences. This repetition solidifies each meaning behind her sentences. The reader knows that this author is sincere in her words if they choose to say it over and over again. Using the same phrase to start each sentence makes you read each sentence fully and not skip over anything because it catches your attention. The next four bullet point starts with “when I,” and then an action that she does to the students that could make them upset.
My primary destination was to fulfill the English requirement to complete my degree, but in the meantime, it has become my focus to improve my composition accomplishments. Writing composition for me is a scary feeling, especially at the university level. Getting word to write papers is fairly new to me and very intimidating. One of the most difficult things to overcome is writer’s block, hence the reason it took me a few months to submit my first assignment. I was always afraid of the mistakes I would make in grammar, or not have anything to write in my essays.
Describe how you would adapt the strategy or activity you identified to meet the needs of the student. To meet Julie 's learning needs, I will adapt the activities to engage her class participation in different ways, and simplify the lesson to fit her learning demands. I will give Julie a copy of reading material, so she can trace the text and follow my reading tempo when I am reading the text to the rest of the class. Because she is able to read text independently at grade level, she can also read the text by herself if she needs to review or revisit the content. Allowing Julie to read along helps improve her comprehension and brings an emphasis on her strength in learning.
During this lesson plan, I will watch to see if the students understand how to communicate their ideas. If it appears as if they cannot communicate well through their stories, I will assist them by asking them questions differently in hopes to generate ideas for them without actually giving them the words/ideas that they need. If it still appears that they are struggling, I will make a note and watch these students more closely and work with them after I have seen their rough draft. I will also make a chart that includes all of the student’s names and make a smiley face () if they seemed to understand during the lesson, a check mark ( ) if it seemed that they need extra help but still understand the learning material, and a (X) sign if they did not get the lesson at
Drawing inferences is like “reading between the lines.” Students do this by using their prior knowledge and the information that is provided. Students make inferences without even realizing that’s what they’re doing. For example, when I have read a book I thought well he/she should have ended like this or that, that’s because I drew on inferences and already was thinking of some outcomes of the story. This is a way to make sure all students are understanding, share ideas that some may not have noticed.
She stated in her paper that for many students the idea of revision makes them uncomfortable and can lead to them not spending very much time working on it. She found that the students were never taught how to truly revise their essays (Sommers 380-382). After reading and