The reading skills of a student determine other skills in English. A student’s ability to read will help them through their academic lives and help them become a good writer as they have an understanding of words, phrases and sentences (Johnston, McGeown & Watson, 2011). The sounds of letters are arbitrary, thus difficult to discover without explicit teaching. Teaching phonics explicitly involves the teacher to clearly and consistently pronounce the sounds they are teaching. It is crucial for teachers to develop and continually refine their ability to pronounce the phonemes in words.
To consider which is the best major study, the differences in the learning focuses, courses, and absolutely the employment prospects can be used as the considerations. Every major study has the main focus of learning which is different one another. Student who likes to learn about grammar, theories, and likes to open dictionary to check the meaning of words and the way to pronounce words is appropiate to major in Linguistics because they have the basic skills to survive in the Linguistics world. Athough all of the students of English Literature Study Program have to learn about grammar, the Linguistics students have to learn grammar much deeper and they have to love learning about it. Whereas student who does not like to learn about theory but likes to read, observe, interpret, and tell story is better to take Literature despite of Linguistics.
I believe students feel daunted by all the rules that the teachers are trying to teach them with grammar. However, writing classes are encouraging the students to release their barriers with writings and encourage their inner thoughts to be released as well. In the study from Patrick Hartwell’s article, he mentioned that, “So Grammar 1 is eminently usable knowledge—the way we make our life through language—but it is not accessible knowledge; in a profound sense, we do not know that we have it (Hartwell).” This article encourages our grammar knowledge, which we have stored unknowingly, be brought out and one way that this could be is if we let the students hand in their writing unedited to the teacher to look over their mistakes but not to make any corrections. Then the students use a red pen to correct their mistakes and edit their paper themselves so that the teacher has an understanding of what grammar errors students can correct on their own. This way students’ strengths and weakness in grammar are considered more than teaching the rules of grammar.
Developing orthographic accuracy 1. The development of new vocabulary, as indicated for speaking, is an activity which spans all the skills of language and will be an ongoing challenge for all pupils. Brainstorming activities and dictionary-based activities (described above) are both excellent means of leading into a written task. Brainstorming gets the pupils involved in the task from the outset and activates their thoughts and previous learning. Using a dictionary effectively is particularly important for pupils whose literacy in English is at a lower level than the peer group.
All the approaches include instruction in letter-sound relationships but vary in the explicitness of the instruction and how organized the process is in determining the sequence of instruction. In artificial approaches to instruction, students are taught the individual letter-sound relationships and then taught explicitly to blend the letters into words. The children first learned the letters sound, letter syllables, and then reading text. Teachers are to incorporate letters sound in the Language Arts Planning. Phonics is very essential for communication.
Students by reading extensively will be exposed to different new scope of vocabulary which is necessary in reading comprehension (Pazhakh, 2010). It seems that literature, especially short story has important role in teaching and learning English, especially in the form of implicit learning. According to Cunningham & Stanovich (1998) Reading volume is very important in terms of long-term vocabulary development. In later work, Cunningham (2005) further recommended structured read- aloud, discussion
Accordingly, there has been great concern about the teaching and learning English. The teaching includes the teaching of the four skills, listening, speaking, reading, and writing and grammar. However vocabulary is one of crucial aspects to support those skills. Richards and Renandya (2002) state that vocabulary is an important component of
This made me realize that advice can’t always be expected or unexpected because I will never know where it will come from. John also made me realize that personal advice is best when it comes from somebody that knows ... ... middle of paper ... ...dvice. The biggest connection with good advice and writing isn't within the phonics or the way it is written. The biggest connection is within the total thought process of both of them. If I want to write a good paper, I should sit and think about it.
Language Learning /Teaching Leaning language and becoming a language teacher can be a daunting task because it requires one to dedicate more time to read intensively. Both learners and language teachers should have adequate information to enable them to communicate fluently. This essay discusses, describes, and reflects on ways I will continue developing my language learning, develop my language and my teaching skills when I become a language educator. How to Develop my Own Language Learning Developing language learning requires one to be disciplined to be able to learn and attain competency. Therefore, the most important tools for language learning are writing implements such as pen and a notebook.
This is a good opportunity for learners of English to find good jobs. Therefore, it is necessary for people to study English. However, it is not easy to master English since there are several difficulties in the process of learning. Vocabulary is a typical one. Vocabulary plays an influential part in learning English.