“Good writing is supposed to evoke sensation in the reader- not the fact that it is raining, but the feeling of being rained upon” (E.L. Doctorow. N.d). Not all children learn the same so in order to be effective with your writing instruction one must determine what they want the students to learn and be able to do as a results of the lesson. Once you can answer those questions you can determine what instruction you want to use, the realistic goals you want to set as well as how you plan to achieve those goals and how you are going to assess the work being done. The overall goal of a teacher is to help the students gain knowledge and reach their full potential in order to achieve that goal one must be willing to try different methods so
The whole idea is to build both top-down model strategies, and bottom-up skills and word identification at the same time. The foundation has to be set before students can build and grow as readers. They must be immersed in reading and surrounded by it as well. As a teacher I plan on using phonemic awareness, and word identification skills while also practicing reading, and writing comprehension. Students are constantly building scaffold’s to reach the desired reading level.
Constantly, students are introduced to concepts that are not relevant to any other course material or life experience, the question is then asked, how can one make meaning from writing and instruction? The application of writing dialogue allowed me to utilize the methods taught, therefore, allowing me to make it meaningful to my writing experience and the overall development of my writing ability. Students should always be challenged based on their highest potential, in my instruction of writing, I think that students will learn best if the instruction is relevant and rigorous in order to create meaning and
Whenever an opportunity arises where a researched-based strategy is presented as a viable option to use to assist students in their learning, we, as future educators, should be willing to use and/or adapt the method to improve our instruction and move our students forward. This article showed me the power of associative critical thinking using visual images. When students are able to draw symbols, sketch main ideas and include captions from an expository text they are reading into the outline of the human head, they are better able to recall the main ideas and include them in their own writing using their own words. Children in elementary school for the most part, enjoy drawing and so this strategy is appealing, and as Paquette & Fello (2010) point out, it is also developmentally appropriate for elementary-aged
Speaking and writing are two English skills that should be mastered by the English learners. Because in the classroom activities, students learn so many chapters that focused on those two skills. For example, in speaking skill, teacher help students to pronounce the word, expressions or the dialogue. Then students practice the dialogue and in the end teachers ask students to practice another dialogue spontaneously with some topics. Whereas in the writing skill, teacherusually explains the generic structure of the text, the function and etc.
(Peregoy and Boyle, pg.202) The authors express that the process of literacy acquisition is a very complex one that must be nurtured in a child for them to be successful. The text then goes on to elaborate on the complexity of literacy acquisition. Peregoy and Boyle wrote that, “In both reading and writing, all students must learn the forms of print, including letters and other symbols; and how these are sequenced into words, sentences and paragraphs to create letters, stories, recipes, and other forms of written communication.” Based off of the evidence that I have been given from Ch. 6 of Reading, Writing, and Learning in ESL: A Resource Book for Teaching K-12 English Leaners I believe that literacy acquisition is not similar to oral language acquisition. Page 206 in text provides further evidence that oral literature development is different from written language development.
One of the most important skills that second language learners are required to develop is writing. A student when learning a language apart from the L1 needs to be able to write in that particular language. Therefore it is crucial that the teacher will establish the main elements of the writing. Second language learners need to understand an amount of grammar and vocabulary before learning to write but once they have grasped them, teaching can begin. The teacher’s role is to provide the students with all the properties needed in order to write.
Perl then describes that when presented with a topic, w... ... middle of paper ... ...g (147). I believe that Perl offers some valuable insights to the composing process, and I agree with her that writing is a recursive process. As an English tutor, I always encourage my student to reread what they have previously written. In doing so, many students will discover that some sentences in their drafts ”just do not sound right” and they are now able to make the necessary adjustments, making their writing more coherent. I also believe that rereading key words in the topic helps students generate new ideas and the key words in the topic could be used during a prewriting activity, such as creating a clustering diagram.
It’s hard to come up with a lesson that will help all your student and address their specific needs. In conclusion, there are some methods that the article stated that I would use in my future classroom. Honestly, probably would have to try different methods and see which one works best for students. Making sure that every student learn the alphabet and letter sounds and to learn how to apply this skills to their writing and reading.
This taught students how to remember what they read so that they were able to re-tell their favorite stories to other people. I created this comprehension unit using different lessons to help teach different comprehension skills to the students. This unit also incorporates technology to help teach comprehension to students. I believe that teaching students how to read along with how to remember what they read is just as important as math and science. Why I Chose This Project The reason that I chose this project is because I believe that reading is the most important thing that a student can learn in school.