To be honest I tried to avoid the class at first time, even though we have to do writing in other classes. I felt I am not ready for writing class. However, I decided to enroll to this class because it will be very helpful to improve my writing, and the readings will be good references when I start writing my dissertation in the end of this program. It was good choice and I am glad I registered for this class. The readings are very useful and filled with information that help you overcome your fear of writing.
I struggled on every single book and test. Mrs. Spooner, my fourth grade teacher, took me aside and ask me about if I actually was reading the books or not. As we both discussed, she knew I could read, but did not know I was not understanding the material. We decided to tutor every Monday after school. I would read a book paragraph by paragraph, and once I was done reading one paragraph out loud, I would have
Ms. Campbell thinks that the student reading scores are not so good and believe the book will be damaged by them. The reasons why Mrs. Gruwell find the book “The Diary of Anne Frank” which belief that have an instant connection to her students. Since Ms. Campbell not allowed to give the books, it made Mrs. Gruwell have taken two part-time jobs to buy for her
By just observing Ashley she did not enjoy school her writing was just scribbling, has a hard time following directions and didn’t care if she got in trouble. She was in a program called English Language Development (ELD) a systematic program to develop a solid English language foundation ( students who speak English as a second language). Ashley reading and writing skill were quite low at a third grade level. I believe a disadvantage Ashley might have growing up as a child was not having the parents’ support, especially, with the big family she was being raised in. Instead of attending preschool at the age of 4, parents thought the best place for her to be was at home.
Having to read in front of the class as a child was my worst nightmare, my only fear was mispronouncing the really big words. Unfortunately, the shortage of books in our household I do believe that caused my poor reading skills and my dislike for books. Although my reading skills are not the best I always try to read a little here and there to enhance my
Both of my parents have read the novel and enjoyed it, so it bothers me that this “proclaimed masterpiece has fallen prey to the short-cuts of Cliff’s Notes (source A). Several teachers find Cliff’s Notes a useful tool in teaching when student read them along with reading the actual novel but there lies the problem: students aren’t reading the novels, instead they are reading less (source E). By reading less of these novels, the students are fed an answer versus finding the answer on their own. As a student myself I find that students take these short-cuts because they finding reading novels boring busywork and by pass it to get to what they want to do, like watching sports or watching their favorite TV show. Once again we encounter short-cuts in the work.
At the time I despised reading, but each year you 'll always find me with a book in my hands. To tell you the truth, I didn 't read word by word; I used to just skim through the pages. I did read a little bit here and there, but at a young age, I hardly had any patience, especially with
I have been a WYVA student since third grade and I’m a junior this year. I have dyslexia and the programs through K12 have let me learn at my pace. English is difficult for me what I write doesn’t always communicate what I think and see. Sentence structure is the most difficult as well as phonics. I don’t like to read out loud but love reading books to myself.
Literacy is the most important thing you can achieve in your life, but for some of us it will continue to be a lifelong struggle. When I was about 3 years old my parents found out I had some learning problems which they said was because I could not hear when I was a baby. My parents wanted me to be successful and they always had a lot of books around for me to read and they always read to me when I was little, but I still had a very hard time reading. I did like looking at all the pictures and would look at books all the time, but I just couldn’t figure out the words. My mom bought cards that had pictures and
I’ve never been great with words, I could have this amazing idea but for some reason I could never get my point across in a meaningful way. My history with literacy goes a little something like this … growing up I didn’t have the best education to start off and this had a huge impact on me. I believe a reader and writer is truly shaped by their adolescent learnings and this was an area I really feel like I lacked, Although I never felt very good at reading or writing there were a select few novels and topics that I really enjoyed writing about. I always dreaded English class, not because I don’t like it or because I wasn’t interested in the book we were reading for class at that time. It had more to do with how low my confidence was with reading
Taking arts and humanities courses is very important especially if its not part of a students major. Students in America need to take these courses seriously since they help develop their critical thinking and decision making skills. Also these courses help students get a better understanding on how people in different cultures live and helps teach students empathy. Without art and humanities courses citizens would become work horses with under developed critical thinking and decision making skills. Students should always evaluate the importance of each class they have to take, Despite the inessential of these courses depending on your major you never know when these skills you develop from these courses will become