In my American Literature class, the use of in text citations was strongly stressed to support the material. After reading certain novels, our teacher would then give us questions about the book and we had to answer them in the Jane Schaffer format including citations. This formatting made it easier to generate
My literacy journey of learning English began when I was in grade 2. I moved from South Korea to Canada knowing just basic Letter sounds. At my first elementary school in Vancouver, I was placed in the ESL program where they tested my English level and helped me improve my literacy skills according to my English proficiency. At the age of 7, I was in preschool level English and my ESL teacher highly recommended me to get a tutor. When my parents saw how much I was struggling at school, my parents decided to take me to the English after school program.
I then began to annoy my family because while scrolling through the television guide I could identify my favorite shows and they could no longer tell me the show wasn’t on. Once I reached grade school my love for reading was immense. The Geronimo Stilton series by Elizabetta Dami was my favorite and I owned roughly 30 of the books. During car rides, during dinner and even late at night under the bed sheets I would be nose deep in these adventurous stories. Once I finished the book I begged my mom to take me to Borders to pick another.
My thirteen year old did Hooked on Phonics between the ages of three and four, he started reading before Kindergarten and now he is a great reader, is in a highly gifted program and reads every thing he gets his hands on. My eleven year old never did Hooked on Phonics because he could not sit still enough to do it; also he had speech issues and had to see a speech pathologist form the age of three until the age of ten; he is not a proficient reader. My five year old just started learning the sound of the letters and he is on his way to being a good reader.
It seems only right that if every student is to some day be exposed to these issues, they should be taught about them at an early, yet mature age so they can be more prepared with how to address these issues in the future. In Max Malikow's essay, "Engaging Students in Controversial Issues", he states that, evaluating controversial issues is "a life skill" (Milkow1). Many people will agree that those who learn how to evaluate controversial issues
The fourth step is writing the assignment and correcting the mistakes. The last, but not least, is bringing the final draft of my assignment to the reading and writing center and asking somebody to review it. This last step helps me especially for the reading responses for the book Seedfolks since a person who did not read the book has to understand what was all about. Thus, following all that steps helps me in the writing
Sometimes when I was doing a project or assignment I really did not understand why I was doing it, I would put it off and complain that it was a waste of my time. Instead of just doing it and moving, I always looked for a reason why I was in the right. If there was no “real world” application, I refused to see any value in doing. Coming to the end of high school career, I know understand that sometimes I need to work on skills outside of my comfort zone. This means building learning skills, becoming adaptable, and following orders from superiors.
Reading was my only solace from the realities of struggling in school and not having many friends. When my reading addiction persisted into high school, I started to realize the severity of my actions, and how failure in high school was not an option. I took it upon myself to give up this obsession. Of course, I never expected my withdrawal to be easy, but I understood that the rewards would be worth it. Initially, I was always cranky because books were all I could think about.
We all have experienced when the teacher says the whole class should listen because they could have made the same mistake as another classmate. But we all look the other way because they couldn’t be talking about me. With a detailed description though we can’t just look the other
I hated it, especially because it tested me on math that I had not learned in my classes so I had to teach it to myself, but in order to get a good grade, we had to pass every module with an “advanced proficiency.” I failed each module at least 10 times and had to ask my teacher to reset my progress so I could try again. It seems silly now, but it made me so miserable and frustrated I would cry while doing the problems. This went on for weeks and by the end of it I had only learned enough to pass the test and nothing more.
Activity Title: Continue Working on Communicating Ideas Standards: SOL 1.13 The student will write to communicate ideas for a variety of purposes a) generate ideas; b) focus on one topic; c) revise by adding descriptive words when writing about people, places, things, and events; d) use complete sentences in final copies; e) being each sentence with a capital letter and use ending punctuation in final copies; f) use correct spelling of commonly used sight words and phonetically regular words in final copies; g) Share writing with others. Taken from the VA First Grade Curriculum Framework found at: http://www.doe.virginia.gov/testing/sol/standards_doc/english/index.shtml. Identify
When doing this task I made sure to use real life example for the words, so they could get a better understand of the word. Once they start to recognize the words it was easier for them to spell and comprehend the meaning. I word have to direct the class to pull ou the book and make sure they were reading after they finish their work. Also, I went of many of the kids wam ups and exits tickets. Activity 7
Whenever I think about what I have learned since the beginning of this course—English 101, It always gives me a great pleasure to tell myself and people around me that I have learned something great; something that can make me a better writer. However, I have learned some writing skills based on the course’s teaching learning objectives that can help me in my future courses. Also, I’m glad, because my strength in writing essays have increased. Most especially, writing narrative essay in MLA formatting. I might not be an excellent writer, but I know I have not stopped learning, and I know I will get pay-off in the long run if I can keep the ongoing pace of my learning—guaranteed.
I would prompt language from my students and ask them to write the answer. Meaning my students would not only tell me an answer they would write it as well. In addition, games and activities done independently or with peers; continuously modeling throughout the day, and writing what students say during discussions with the class would be the types of behaviors displayed to promote literacy. Read alouds would be held on the magic carpet placed in the center of the
I got to be mindful of this at an early age. I discovered that I needed to write however my educators needed me to write and eventually it paid off on the grounds that I passed my classes, did my papers, and graduated senior high school. So to succeed clearly