“Oh the places you’ll go, today is your day. Your mountain is waiting. So...get on your way.” This might sound a little familiar to some, but others might not know who wrote this quote. Many children, including myself, have grown up listening and reading books by Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as Dr. Seuss! Dr. Seuss is one of the most well-known American author and illustrator of children’s books.
Engaging children in activities such as reading grocery lists, reading labels around the house, or reading a single book per night with their parents can enhance their literary development and outlook on reading. Another idea for educators to integrate into the classroom is the idea of a Classroom Lending Library, which was discussed in the Vukelich text. In layman’s terms, students and parents would abide by a contract that would allow students to take home single books or bundles each night to engage in reading activities with their families (2012, p. 142). Simple activities such as the ones mentioned are not always seen as wonderful learning opportunities, but any exposure and encouragement from parental figures or loved ones allows children to feel more confident in their abilities and generate a more positive outlook on
Personal Literacy Narrative Reading and writing is a tool everybody needs in their lifetime the basic reading and writing skills are used on a daily base no matter what field you plan to study. Reading and writing are taught at a young age. I personally was taught by preschool I noticed on how I grew with my writing and how I became a better reader and writer throughout my life I personal love reading and writing it’s a way for everyone to express themselves through their choice of words. Everybody learns how to read and write differently some students tend to be stronger than others, personally speaking I feel I tend to be higher in reading then writing. I learned how to read and write at my elementary school named Saint La Salle.
Jekoi D. Lassiter Personal Statement UNCG School of Education Degree Objective: M.Ed. My interest in the field of Education dates back to my primary years of school. Throughout my elementary years, I was always fascinated with aiding my fellow classmates in the area of reading comprehension, through the usage of breaking apart words and using the correct skills and strategies to attack reading passages and questions. This love for literacy increased throughout my grade school career. In my senior year of High School, I was provided the opportunity to participate in an Apprenticeship where I served as a Third Grade Teacher Assistant at one of the local elementary schools.
Language acquisition is a fundamental stage of childhood, as is generally the focus for 6- to 12-year-old school children (Bee et al., 2018). As a child, I was encouraged by my parents to read as an independent hobby. Research suggests the importance of motivating children to prepare for independent reading in school, as it contributes to one’s reading performance in adulthood (Bee et al., 2018). My genuine passion and interest in reading influenced my literary ability from an early age, and I was reading novels by kindergarten and was often placed in gifted reading programs. Had I not been so interested in reading as a child, my literary aptitude may not be at the level where it is
My earliest reading memory was in Kindergarten. Every day we practiced our reading skills with simple picture books. I was very proud because I was in the “advanced” group with one other student. Once I learned to read it became an important part of my life. I remember reading books from Dr. Seuss to Magic Tree House to Junie B. Jones and Harry Potter.
Good writing stems from a strong foundation of reading skills. I remember sitting in the library of Griswold Elementary School listening to the librarian Mrs. Church telling us how if we are good readers we are good writers. As the group of eager little children that we were, writing was something that we loved to do and participated in often, so a chance of becoming better at it just made us want to read more. In this same library, the PTO held the annual Scholastic Book Fair, this event allowed kids to browse a selection of books and develop a understanding of the personal book genre that they enjoy. As children, you love to read and are encouraged to do so by your parents, friends and teachers.
In my hometown I worked as a tutor for elementary students. I taught first and second graders how to read and expanded their vocabulary words and introducing new ones to them. I enjoy working with children. I help my brothers with their homework and to help them have a better understanding on the concept they just
Shared Book Approach is a common practice in the early childhood education industry. Equipped with large books that educators literally and passionately call ‘Big Books’, stories and texts are introduced, discussed and read aloud to children who are still working towards independent reading. As Shared Reading is usually conducted as a whole class, different levels of literacy competency in children require educators to carefully plan the activity to ensure maximal beneficiaries (Machado, 2010, p. 560). Based on the developmental milestone of the selected age group, children are generally have good-sized vocabulary and frequently encountered words that expands continuously. Most have developed the ability to predict, describe the links and relationships between separate events and objects in an illustration.
It was until the 6th grade when I really enjoyed reading the Junie B Jones books. The Junie B Jones books were my favorite. I still remember every week in my reading class our teacher would take us to the library to check out a book. I would always go for the smallest book, but books with great illustrations in the cover because those were my favorite. There was one book in particular that I loved to check out, and was another one of my favorites the book was Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst.
This semester in my English class I was assigned a service essay, which is where we students go out and pick some sort of community service and participate in the one chosen, of course after being approved by our instructor. We were informed of this essay from the start of the class, I ended up participation in two community services. The first one I did was I went down to the Young at Heart Senior Center here and town and just helped out around the center and visited with all the attendants. The second one I participated in was the Toys for Tots or Toys for Kids fundraiser. Out of these two I happened to find the Toys for Tots fundraiser more interesting and easier to write about.
For Kindergarten through second grade, students receive a weekly lesson in bi-lingual instruction based upon their Treasures story vocabulary for the week. These strategies will help students to increase their English level as well as their native language level. COA has English Language. Based on that 90% of students are