There are many forms of assessment but writing is the primary basis upon which a child’s work will be judged and Jennings, Caldwell and Lerner (2010) made emphasis that teachers should focus on writing because reading and writing are intertwined and is used to construct meaning (pg. 338). It becomes important for teachers to teach writing because it is a form of expression of self. We learned in earlier chapters that readers construct meaning as they read likewise Jennings, Caldwell and Lerner (2010) informed that writers construct meaning as they create text (pg. 338).
Therefore the students have the choice of which one they would perform best in. My approach to writing will always be to present the information in a way that they see it as something they can use to enhance their writing not things they need to know. I want my students to be able to use written language to thier advantage and be very flexible in the way they write. Therefore in my classroom there will always be the implementation of standards and necessary knowledge with creative freedom. Students must prove and demonstrate knowledge in comfortable and uncomfortable writing and be able to identify the styles of writing.
Without being given specific guidelines, besides “write about a memorable experience involving reading or writing”, I was forced to use my own creativity to write a paper that met the limited requirements (I use the word limited very loosely). This first paper really helped me figure out my style and made and impact on my other papers that I wrote for this class. The evalua... ... middle of paper ... ...ough my writing, not only as a writer but also as a person. As I look back on my first semester of English at Tri-C, I can tell that I have grown in my writing ability. The changes that I have made will impact my writing style and techniques for the rest of my time in college and life.
This is where your pencil meets the paper. This is when you want your students to be focused on writing all their ideals and thoughts as fast as they can, but do not worry about spelling or grammar. Remember that your students need to be concentrating on the message of the story and reading the story to make sure that it makes sense. The purpose of the rough draft is for students to focus on their ideals and get them on the paper without the fear of making mistakes in grammar, capitalization, punctuation, or paragraph structure (Spivey, 2006). In this stage teachers can have students get in pairs that choose to write about the same topic to work together on a story.
will prompt them to put more effort into research and execution of their topic. Picking a topic that appeals to the masses is great but sometimes students still need a little nudge in the right direction. Good prompting is very important to student success in first year writing classes. Effective prompts give a few ideas as to where to steer a paper by suggesting effect main points voicing exactly what it is the teacher of the cou... ... middle of paper ... ...y practice on their own in class but also to understand the importance of how all these steps work effectively together. Now that we have discussed topics,texts, and in class writings lets wrap it all up.
Writing is an important part of everyone’s life, whether we use it in school, in the workplace, as a hobby or in personal communication. It is important to have this skill because it helps us as writers to express feelings and thoughts to other people in a reasonably permanent form. Formal writing forms like essays, research papers, and articles stimulates critically thinking. This helps the writer to learn how to interpret the world around him/her in a meaningful way. In college, professors motivate students to write in a formal, coherent manner, without losing their own voice in the process.
Constructive criticism can be hard to find in some student writing, but as an instructor, I will always give students constructive criticism no matter the quality of writing. In our course this semester, the samples got easier to give criticism to as the writing got better. My approach to editing and commenting on student work will vary based on the group of student writing I am reading. This is a part of adjusting as an educator. Students should be able to know grammar well enough to teach it to another as that is a test of proficiency, comprehension, and true understanding.
Goal# 3 is “To help students develop a metacognitive understanding of processes of reading, writing, and thinking.” The workshops I have done in English 10/11 are the biggest example of goal#3. The revision plans extremely helps examine the mistakes I have done in the paper. I always have learned something new through the revision and comments of my peers. To be aware of our own mistakes is important because it helps not repeating them again. Other example is the letter I have wrote at the end of English 10 assessing my First Year Learning Goals.
My experience in the spring 2016 English 126 class has been an educational experience. Through writing essays in this course and doing journals and blogs I believe I have built a strong foundation in my writing. Being a little scrawny in grammar, I believe I have sculpted my skills. The learning objectives of this course were a big aid in helping me improve my writing style and grammar skills. Some of the English department learning objectives were to read and listen critically and analytically, to write clearly and coherently, to support a thesis, to formulate original ideas, to be able to respond in a proficient in writing, and to be able to offer a discussion in writing.
I would like to start off with thanking you for having the time to review the work and effort that I have put into my English 101 Final Portfolio. In the time in class that I have had this quarter I have learned new techniques that I had not known before in writing, for example I have learned about how to build paragraphs in a correct formal way. In my work in the portfolio I hope to show how my skills as a writer have improved from the work I have done before. I plan to take the experience that I have had in this class and take it with me to help me improve as a student on other class topics. In the time that I have been in class I believe that it has helped me in a positive way to help me manage my time, along with building my confidence in writing.