When researching about good teaching practice they are two aspects of teaching that are interesting they are; being able to learn phonics and being able to learn comprehensive skills of a new language and clarifying it as well. They are several methods that can be employed to make sure that young children are able to understand and read texts. One of the main methods that are used by teachers in teaching on how to read is phonics (Lazarin, 2016). This method focuses on mentioning of new words by children. It does this through teaching students the alphabetical system of writing.
Teaching through this method would be equally interesting for both the teachers and students. This study will benefit the teacher because it will be a guideline for the teachers to determine the specific difficulty encountered by the students in acquiring English. The teachers can find ways to improve their teaching methods. Moreover, students will show high level of enthusiasm, curiosity and involvement in being taught through process writing approach. The studies conducted on the incorporation of process writing approach showed that the approach is effective to improve the students’ achievement in writing.
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. Moreover, games can be applied in the class before finishing or starting the lesson. If teachers have enough time, they can let class play games at the end of the lesson, otherwise, they can use for the beginning new lessons to review. The advantage of doing these types of listening activities is that it makes students more interested in listening, especially when teachers divide the class into teams as competition remarkably increases students’
There are some suggestions to the English teachers at Elementary School in order to improve the students’ ability in speaking.The writer expects the teacher to find many creative ways to make student interest in learning English especially in learning speaking skills. The teacher can help the students to practice English speaking skills by using various teaching techniques. One of them is using game such as hopscotch game. It is suggested to the teachers to use this technique as their references in teaching speaking English to their students. Therefore, the teacher can focus on helping the students practicing, organizing and delivering the ideas into the sentence in learning speaking English.
Reading aloud has many advantages in learning. Those are; first can improve in reading comprehension. The teacher can use reading aloud to improve student’s background knowledge and their skill in reading (Meller, Richardson, & Hatch, 2009). It is based on investigation that conduct by Santos (1987) in Amer (1997) reading aloud has positive effect for learners particularly ability to inter- relate, interpret, and conclusion of draw from content of passage. Besides the teacher can guide learners in learning second or foreign language (Güler, 2013).
The observation activity with a progressive school such as Nest provides valuable insight on how learning theories can help students in the learning language. For this specific activity, I was tasked to observe a 2nd grade class during their English subject. The class started with an introductory greeting from the teacher which was followed by classroom management procedures such as clearing the table and arranging the study area before the actual lesson begins. This reflection would concentrate on the application of Bloom’s taxonomy of learning domain in learning the English language and Bruner’s learning theory. It highlights the importance of using visual aids and illustrations in developing the language skill of the learner.
When students interact with their friends while reading, it helps in their cognitive development which ultimately leads to learning. Moreover, teachers need to know the cognitive ability of students so they can introduce cognitive conflict at a reasonable level, where students can resolve it through assimilation and
Student say that acquiring vocabulary in a second language is very difficult, using their native language is an instinct, therefore they lack confidence in using a second language to communicate with others. Sometimes it is not easy for students to find the words when they are asked to speak in class. They avoid participating or take their time to build ideas in their mind, searching for the right words to answer. “Vocabulary learning is an essential part of foreign language learning as the meanings of new words are very often emphasized, whether in books or in classrooms. It is also central to language teaching and is of paramount importance to a language
Writing requires making choices. We can help students by teaching how to see and make choices when working with exercises in every lesson. We can introduce students to a process of sorting ideas by teaching them how to use exercises to build ideas. When students have a better understanding of how to discover and arrange ideas, they will have more success in getting their ideas on paper. Reading Activities When you start the process of learning a second language, the importance of reading is crucial.
Research was conducted in order to improve students vocabulary by using word wall. It was found that students enjoyed the class and actively participated in the learning process. Word wall media was very helpful to improve the vocabulary of the students (Decy, 2013). Flashcards and storytelling are the two strategies through which English language of the students can be developed. In order to teach English language to the students, teachers should provide them opportunities to interact in an interesting and meaningful context, in which they are able to use and play with language because it is an interacting process.