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Necessity of the Change in English Spelling Rules

- English is a tool for communication between people who don’t use the same language. It is widely learned as a second language and many countries and world organizations use English as an official language. This is the reason why many people try to learn English, but unfortunately, mastering English is almost impossible. Because English doesn’t have standardized spelling rules, many people who try to learn English including the people who use English as a mother tongue are suffering for spelling....   [tags: communication, language, standarized spelling]

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Spelling and Differently: Kinship, Deception and Challenges

- Alice Munro's Spelling and Differently:   Kinship, Deception and Challenges              The two short stories Spelling and Differently, written by Alice Munro, deal with female relationships.  These relationships paint a vivid picture of the kinship, deception, challenges, and associations that affect friends and family as they journey through life. "Spelling" is about the relationship of two women, Rose and Flo. Although from the outset the relationship between Rose and Flo is not clear, near the end the reader has no doubt they are mother and daughter.  Munro illustrates the awkward relationship between a parent and a child and the difficult problems that face children as their parent...   [tags: Alice Munro Spelling Differently]

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Teaching of Spelling

- Analysis: The Issues The primary issue in this case was the unpredictability and structure of the spelling test leaving some students unmotivated and unprepared. The second issue is Joe’s fearful reaction to the announcement of the spelling test. Mr. Grammatack uses random spelling quizzes to challenge students in his class to achieve; however he is aware that there are students who are not motivated by this approach. Mr. Grammatack is actively seeking solutions, such as improving the approach used so his students are better prepared and therefore are more motivated to achieve....   [tags: Education Case Study]

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The Scripps National Spelling Bee

- Ding. A single sound can crush the dream of a young language lover. The shrill ping from a small bell marks the end of the road in a spelling career. Students study for countless hours over a period of several years to attain one goal. The Scripps National Spelling Bee requires a tremendous amount of dedication, but the honor is incomparable. The History of the Scripps National Spelling Bee The National Spelling Bee has been a celebrated academic competition for nearly one hundred years....   [tags: spellers, diversity, immigrants, dedication]

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Word Study For Phonics, Vocabulary, And Spelling

- Words their way: Word Study for Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling instruction defines spelling inventories as “a list of words specially chosen to represent a variety of spelling features at increasing levels of difficulty” (WTW, 2012). Spelling inventories are designed to help assess a student’s stage and what they know about words (WTW, 2012). There are many different types of spelling inventories. Some of these inventories are The Primary Spelling Inventory, The Elementary Spelling Inventory, and The Upper Level Spelling Inventory....   [tags: Second language, French language, English language]

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Spelling: Linking Words to Meaning by John R. Pescosolido

- Numerous teachers overtime have expressed the necessity to modify the lesson plans from text books and other instructional materials. Some textbooks become unfitting to teachers because they do not align with current content or teaching methodologies, although the educational value remains constant. Particularly for special educators, the use of commonly assigned textbooks and relevant materials is minimal, as a result of it not being conducive to education goals for students with disabilities. For textbooks and other instructional materials to enhance learning by all students, instruction policies and practices should promote astute consideration of the learning characteristics of students...   [tags: text books, educational materials]

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The Age Of Computers, Smartphones And Spellcheck

- Everyone knows it is “i before e, except after c,” but Dirty South Comedy Theater wants to see if that rule stands when you add cold brews to the mix. Relive the glory you felt in 3rd grade after spelling words correctly but now you can drink. In the age of computers, smartphones and spellcheck, adults aren 't often asked to utilize their spelling skills. With the Scripps National Spelling Bee starting next month, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Humanities department and Flyleaf Books provided a way for adults to experience the thrill of the competition Friday night....   [tags: Spelling bee, Spelling]

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English Spelling Should be More Phonetic

- English Spelling Should be More Phonetic The interest in the scientific description of sound has led to the invention of the International Phonetic Association (IPA) in 1888. IPA is an association to develop a phonetic alphabet to symbolise the sound of all languages. According to Fromkin, Rodman, Hyams. (2003), the use of Roman alphabet in the English writing system had inspired the IPA to utilise many Roman letters in the invention of phonetic symbols. Unlike ordinary letters that may or may not represent the same sounds in the same or different languages, these alphabetic characters have a consistent value (Fromkin et al., 2003)....   [tags: Linguistics English Language Argumentative]

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Pretextual Discourses: Constructivism In The Works Of Spelling

- Pretextual Discourses: Constructivism in the works of Spelling 1. Spelling and Derridaist reading "Society is fundamentally meaningless," says Sartre. Many narratives concerning the role of the participant as poet may be discovered. But Foucault uses the term 'constructivism' to denote the futility, and some would say the failure, of dialectic art. The subject is contextualised into a postcapitalist textual theory that includes culture as a paradox. However, Sartre's analysis of constructivism implies that class has significance....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Developmental Learning Disorder That Affects One 's Reading And Spelling Skills

- The article that was chosen for this summary was about Dyslexia which is a developmental learning disorder that affects one’s reading and spelling skills. The title of the article is “Cortical Signatures of Dyslexia and Remediation: An Intrinsic Functional Connectivity Approach.” This study was written and conducted by Maki S. Koyama, Adriana Di Martino, Clare Kelly, Devika R. Jutagir, Jessica Sunshine, Susan J. Schwartz, Francisco X. Castellanos, and Michael P. Milham in New York University Medical Center (NYU)....   [tags: Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder]

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Journalism Errors: Double Check The Spelling of Names and Other Facts

- When Emilie Davis, a newspaper journalism professor at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, picks up her nametag at an event, she often stares down at the more common spelling of her name, “Emily.” She is used to people misspelling her name, so she usually leaves it the way it’s written to not make it a big deal. As Steve Davis, Emilie Davis’s husband, explained his wife’s silent frustration when people misspell her name, he said, “it never hurts to just double check.” Steve Davis, also a newspaper journalism professor, as well as chair of the newspaper department at the Newhouse School, is very familiar with spelling mistakes and factual errors when it c...   [tags: Journalist, Photojournalism]

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Personal Discussion Of Revision And Correcting A Work For Spelling, Grammar, And Accuracy

- Personal Discussion of Revision Revising a work for spelling, grammar, and accuracy is of the utmost importance when writing any type of document. According to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary the definition of revision is, “a change or set of changes that corrects or improves something” (Merriam-Webster, 2014). Improvement and correction of mistakes are necessary to put forth the best work possible. In any type of writing, whether it is a book, paper, or even a simple letter to someone, one must always take time to revise and correct mistakes....   [tags: Writing, Writer, Better, Creative writing]

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The Impact of Contracted British Braille Code on The Spelling Proficiency among Pupils with Visual Impairments in Bilingual Setting

- ... Orthography Skill Orthography skill is among the most important component of literacy as well as oral language, phonological and phonemic awareness, word identification, text comprehension, writing, vocabulary, reading fluency, and skill to remember and reuse the words that have been taught (Harris, 1995). Observers have noted that the spelling skill will be a wonderful indicator to determine the level of reading skills for an individual in the early stages of literacy development (Ehri, 2005; Ehri & Wilce, 1987; Lombardino, Bedford, Fortier, Carter, & Brandi, 1997)....   [tags: bilingualism, language literacy]

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Text Messaging: 2b or not 2b? by David Crystal

- “Our generation doesn't ring the doorbell. They text or call to say they're outside,” this line is from one of the well-known social networks, Tweeter, which shows how the way of communication has change in this modern life. According to 2013 statistics by Business Insider, in United States alone, smartphone owners aged 18 to 24 send 2,022 texts per month on average — 67 texts on a daily basis — and receive another 1,831 texts (Cocotas). Nowadays, technology such as text messaging has practically replaced traditional face to face communication among the society primarily in young generations because texting allows messages to be sent fast and effortless....   [tags: children, spelling, writing]

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How Technology Has Changed Over Time Forming A System

- ... The growing need to keep children up to date with technology is also growing rampaged in the school system. A few of the counties around my area are bring in iPads for the children to use for homework and even class work. Books are becoming a thing of the past, and the using computers is in. The ability to do simple writing skills is now almost out the door also. I have heard that they have discussing the idea to stop teaching cursive writing in school since there is no need for it in present day....   [tags: Education, School, Spelling, Learning]

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Influence of Texting on Literacy

- Majority of people in developed countries own smart phones that have the ability to send and receive text messages. Texting, short messaging services, has existed since the early 1990s and today, 64% of teenagers in the United States participate in texting. Psychologists from various universities such as Coventry University and University of Tasmania have composed studies to establish if texting does, in fact, have an affect on literacy. Texting and literacy have been shown to be linked in these various studies and articles....   [tags: reading efficiency, spelling]

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The Power of Music Therapy

- After great practice, Josh Clark learned to spell his last name. This may not seem like a grand accomplishment, but for Josh, it is. Josh has down syndrome. He attends weekly music therapy sessions and his parents are seeing great progress. Mother said, “Within a week, he learned how to spell ‘Clark’. Without music therapy, it would have taken several weeks or several months. So how does music help Josh to learn at a faster rate than without music. Josh’s music therapist knew that Josh was accustomed with the song “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star,” so she used that to help him learn....   [tags: spelling, down syndrome]

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Birthing The Intellectual Weapons For A Future Generation

- ... For me the fix was just throwing down my thoughts on paper. To have them all in front of me in an outline format I could star or circle or write comments as to what is to be inserted. Like laying out the engine, chassis, and wheels then deciding where they all fit together. This way when I form my first rough draft I’m well on my way to an excellent finished product. This class has helped me in that it gave me the confidence to just start something, not procrastinate due to a perfectionist’s paralysis....   [tags: Word processor, Microsoft Word, Spelling]

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My Foundations of Academic Writing Experience

- In high school, I was always a student that succeeded in all of my courses. I did, however, have some classes that I would better excel; English always being one of them. My teachers would always praise me for the way I used my critical thinking skills and for my excellent editing and revising techniques. Due to these reasons, I felt very confident when I first started taking the Foundations of Academic Writing (FAW) I course. I quickly learned the error in my way of thinking. FAW I and II taught me many different techniques and tools of writing that I never used before....   [tags: critical thinking, grammar, editing, spelling]

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My Academic Writing Experience

- I had been surprised to find, after returning again to the University of Windsor approximately twenty years after dropping out, that enrolling in academic writing courses had become a requirement to become eligible to graduate. This idea had frightened me at first for legitimate reasons. But with no talking myself out of it, I quickly decided that taking academic writing courses was probably going to be a very necessary practice for me. Realistically, possessing academic writing skills, and I could admit, was an area in which I was sorely lacking....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Spelling Mistakes]

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How I Am My Temperament And Achievement

- After twenty-one years of life, I have never thought to go back over my past and psychologically analyze it. There is so much to think about, so much has happened. I guess it is important to understand how events that have happened to us when we were developing have affected how we live our lives today. The development of our perception, cognition, attachment, temperament, achievement, and so on, all come together to make up and explain who we are today. My temperament and achievement are what have interested me so I am going to go back and analyze why I am how I am....   [tags: High school, Middle school, Spelling]

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The Characters Dick, Jane, and Spot

- The Characters Dick, Jane, and Spot Dick, Jane, and Spot are all characters that are used to teach Elementary School Children reading and spelling skills. Spelling is a difficult concept to master, especially when learning the spelling of American Standard English. "George Bernard Shaw said that the word fish might as well be spelled ghoti--using gh as in rough, o is in women and ti as in vacation"(Glazer 99)....   [tags: Papers]

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Did Shakespeare Really Write Everything?

- Despite all of these theories and accepted variants, Shakespeare, in his works, accords high value to preserving one's name and honor. A passage from Othello proves this when it is said, "Who steals my purse steals trash... but he that filches from me my good name robs me of that which not enriches him, and makes me poor indeed" (III.iii.157-161). If William Shakespeare truly wrote such a passage, then his utter indifference to the spelling of his name is contradictory. "In addition, the pattern would require belief that the reserved the Shakespeare spelling almost exclusively - and uniformly - for the poem and plays, but permitted the Stratfordian spelling for his business dealings" (Whalen...   [tags: authorship, English literature, history]

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The Language Of The English

- ... Caxton printed numerous documents which covered a wide variety of topics, eventually publishing over one hundred texts (Bragg 97). Yet his work “had no coherent spelling policy” (Crystal, The Stories of English), indicating that while printing allowed quick, similarly produced material to diffuse amongst the general public, English spelling remained ramshackle and inconsistent. For Caxton and his contemporaries, spelling was a tool that could be manipulated in order to achieve a specific purpose (Crystal, The Stories of English), ensuring an extensive amount of printed variation, as spelling was dictated by regional pronunciation or writer preference....   [tags: English language, Vowel, England, Modern English]

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How Adult Students with Learning Difficulties are taught to Spell in Adult Literacy Classes

- This qualitative study will investigate the question of how adult literacy students of various ages (19 to 70 years), with learning difficulties, are taught to spell in literacy classes. I will examine strategies the tutors employ to teach spelling and if the students feel that these are effective. Firstly, I am going to justify my reasons for choosing this very specific technical skill. Secondly, I will then outline my central research question and the sub-questions that arise from it. Thirdly, I will discuss the relevance of the research publications identified to the problem of teaching adults with learning difficulties to spell and how they have helped to contributed to clarifying my res...   [tags: Qualitative Investigation]

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Most Common Writing Mistakes by Frank Salomon

- "I can't take it anymore. It seems that the writer of at least one article in practically every newspaper or magazine I pick up has used the word loose where lose is correct. A recent newspaper article about a baseball player reported that he has 'a nerve problem in his right elbow that has caused him to loose muscle mass in his right hand.' I don't know what punishments Word Court is allowed to give out, but please make this one of your most severe." A quote Rory M. Wohl had commented in the article "Word court" by Barbara Wallraff....   [tags: word court, barbara wallraf]

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Text Messaging is Slows Down the Development of Literacy

- Around the years 2001 to 2004, more text capable cellular telephones became available to the general public. When these types of cellular telephones became available, the text messaging phenomenon began. More and more people decided that text based communication was the most efficient way to communicate. Due to this phenomenon, educators are becoming more aware of the effects of text based communication on the developmental learning of literacy. Text messaging is dumbing down literacy for future generations....   [tags: Literacy Essays]

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The School 's Library For This Class

- I normally go to the public library to read the materials and complete homework for this class. I would prefer to use the school’s library, but unfortunately I feel more comfortable here. I completed my after project using a 5th grade girl. She goes by the name of Nevaeh Jenkins. She is 10-years-old and attends Pope Elementary in Arlington. She is an only child. First, I introduced myself to the student and her parent by stating my name and giving her a little bit of background information about my project (e.g., what school I go to, what my major is, what the project consists of, and how long it would take for us to complete the assignment)....   [tags: Test, Psychometrics, Standardized tests]

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Akeelah and the Bee

- Akeelah Anderson, an eleven year old African American student from the Crenshaw neighborhood of South Los Angeles, struggles to overcome the limitations of her environment in order to succeed in a national spelling bee competition. As our group discussed the film Akeelah and the Bee we first wanted to look at the themes the film presents. We originally thought of the more oblivious ones such as how race and socioeconomic class play apart in the film. We also started to notice that the film presented an idealized view of how one individual can transform a community....   [tags: Film Review]

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Research Plan: Does Autocorrect Technology Help Us Learn?

- Introduction Is technology making us smarter or dumber. With the increase in the use of smartphones and autocorrect technology for the past ten years, the eras of the dictionary are over. These days, corrections are made with a mindless click of a button, which does not allow the users think themselves. Individuals have a tendency to use spell check more often than actually knowing how to spell a word, or how to use grammar correctly. Technologies like word prediction can compare a typed word with a word in the dictionary list and recognize a mismatch as a misspelled word....   [tags: smartphones, autocorrect technologies]

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Texting Has Ruined Our Language

- Texting Has Ruined Our Language Texting is one of the most popular forms of communication in today’s society. It has changed the way we communicate from person-to-person. It has made sending a message, or having a conversation much easier and simple. It has also changed the way we communicate for the worse. In John Humphreys writing “I 8 txt Msgs: How Texting Is Wrecking Our Language”, he’s strongly against the use of texting due to its negative effects on the English language, and he has strong reasoning to back it up....   [tags: Philippines, Text messaging, SMS]

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The Development Of Writing Skills

- The five most important concepts about the development of writing skills, listed in order of importance. Number 1 being the most important. I feel that although the first concept is not a complex concept, it is the most important because it is what truly starts children on their adventure with writing. Each concept builds on the previous concept, therefore without the prior skill, the subsequent skill would not be as successful. With that being said, I truly believe that each of the concepts below is equally critical to the development of a child 's writing skills....   [tags: Language, Word, Reading, Skill]

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The Implementation of the Acceleread and Accelewrite Programme on Dyslexic Students

- ... Morais (1998) describes how Literacy produces an additional mode of representing words by adding orthographic representations to phonological and semantic ones that are already stored within the brain. Harley (2001) describes how access is gained to the sounds and meanings of words that are stored in this way. Firstly in order to be able to read and write we must be able to retrieve the sounds of words, which means converting graphemes into their corresponding phonemes to read and the sounds into their lettered form to write....   [tags: phonological, intervention, self-esteem]

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Cell Phones And Its Effect On Society

- The society we live in now has changed people’s way of communicating. It has been an impact to everyone in the world because cellular phones have been a big thing for so many years now. It has not just changed people but it has changed the way people act towards one another. Smartphones can be for a good cause but also it can be a bad habit. It has changed people in many different ways in our society. People do not realize the affects it has made among each other. Cell phones are a really big distraction to population we live in....   [tags: Mobile phone, Text messaging, Cellular network]

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English Is The World 's Most Widespread Language

- When someone knows a language, they can typically speak the language and understand the words, structure, and the meaning when someone is speaking the same language. Therefore, it would be in the best interest to make sure that everyone is on the same page—make sure that the sentence structure, every words’ meaning, everyone’s understanding of proper grammar is the same throughout the whole world. That’s precisely what the Spanish, French, and Italians did, creating centers for their languages in Madrid, Paris, and Rome, respectively, to make sure that no matter how far the language spread, the basic aspects of the language stayed consistent....   [tags: English language, Vowel, French language]

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Word Recognition

- A child having trouble reading may have trouble in one or two important skills needed for reading. The child may be struggling with the language comprehension or with the word recognition strand of Holly Scarborough’s reading model (17). According to Scarborough, (17) word recognition is broken down into three skills “phonological awareness, decoding, and sight recognition”. The skills are then broken down into small skills such as alphabetic principle, phonological awareness, and sound-spelling correspondences (Scarborough 17)....   [tags: Skills, Principles, Youth]

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Sample Resume : Grafton Ps Slightly Improved By 5 From Their 2014 Results

- 2014 Year 3 compared to 2015 year 3: Persuasive writing: In 2015 Grafton PS slightly improved by 5 from their 2014 results. This improvement could be attributed to teachers in 2015 teaching persuasive writing in a more applicable manner compared to how it was done in 2014. Moreover, Grafton PS is also above ‘schools with similar students’ in 2014 and 2015, revealing that the teachers in 2015 are still effectively teaching persuasive writing. This means that this is an area of strength. However, this language convention still needs to be worked on due to Grafton PS originally in 2014 being close to but slightly higher than ‘all schools’, and then in 2015 dropping to being close to but slightl...   [tags: Education, Teacher, Punctuation, Semicolon]

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Company 's Reason For Doing Business

- ... In conclusion, I believe that CC’s Coffee definitely stands behind their mission statement. Their website reflects a keen interest in being better than any of the other coffee shops in the area, and they make sure their customers are well informed and satisfied. CC’s Coffee is a company whose website accurately reflects their mission to be better than anyone else. Citations CC 's Coffee House. (2016). Retrieved 20 April 2016, from Word documentCCs Coffee.docx Instructions for assessment Please use the provided Assessment Form to peer assess 3 of your classmates ' assignments....   [tags: Coffee, Coffeehouse, Starbucks, Espresso]

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Investigation Phonetic Languages: What are Phonics?

- This paper investigates the Phonics approach as a key element in achieving high literacy outcomes in the early years. English language is a phonetic language which means that spoken words are represented by symbolic letter strings. It is made up of five components; pragmatics, semantics, syntax, phonology and vocabulary. Phonology relates to the spoken sounds made in language of which the phoneme is the smallest component. Phonological awareness is an umbrella term which enables the manipulation of words, syllables and sounds introspectively....   [tags: letter strings, English, symbols]

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What Is Dyslexia and What Can You Do If You Have It

- Dyslexia is a congenital disorder characterized by unexpected difficulty learning to decode and spell words in relation to one’s verbal intelligence, motivation, and educational opportunities (Gray E. S, 2008). People have many misconceptions regarding dyslexia which includes visual impairment, low IQ, dyslexia is curable, and this learning disability affects males more often than females. Indicators of dyslexia change over time since it is a process of developmental. It is difficult to identify children with dyslexia; however it becomes more prominent as they progress in school....   [tags: congenital disorders, learning disabilities ]

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The Assessment Practices Used By The Teacher And Within The School

- ... The main resource for literacy and numeracy testing is Waddington testing, this is a commercially available resource, not provided by the department of education. The Waddington testing provides templates for all written tests, the students complete the test, and then have their score compared to a diagnostic scale which rates the chronological age at which they are achieving (Government of Western Australia, 2015., 2014). The school uses Progressive Achievement Tests [PAT] for reading, comprehension and spelling....   [tags: Education, School, Teacher, Assessment]

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Language Training And The Foundation Of All Other Wilson Programs

- ... Project Read ( The Project Read curriculum is a complete Language Arts program that accommodates a diverse array of learning profiles. The authors and developers, Victoria Greene and Mary Lee Enfield, PhD, of Project Read divided the curriculum into three major strands: Phonics, Reading Comprehension and Written Expression. These programs help educators close the achievement gap in classrooms by arming teaches with the instructional strategies necessary to address the unique needs of all students....   [tags: Reading, Dyslexia, Orthography]

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Shakespeare’s Use of Language in His Play, King Lear

- William Shakespeare is an outstanding pioneer of the English language in Early Modern English period between 1500 and 1700. Undeniably, he made a great contribution to the development of English language. His contribution is strongly related to Elizabethan English (Knowles, 1997). His literary works could reflect his language features and Early Modern English characteristics. King Lear selected in this essay is one of his famous tragedies. It was written by him between 1603 and 1608. This play revolves around king Lear and his three daughters....   [tags: linguistics, pronouns, syntax]

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Best Practices of Using Technology in the Classroom

- “With some research, creativity, and professional development, any school can stop talking about becoming a 21st Century school and confidently become a 21st Century School (Byrne, 2009).” Technology is becoming more and more embedded into classroom instruction. Some of these technologies include using Web 2.0 application, project-based learning (PBL), and using classroom response systems, otherwise known as clickers, in the classroom. These technologies offer some of the latest and best practices in using technology effectively to engage students’ within learning environments....   [tags: Technology]

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A Student's Strengths and Weaknesses: A Case Study

- A. Student Strengths and Weaknesses Data on student has been read and analysis has been made. Student strengths and challenges (weaknesses) have been identified. List areas of strength and weakness in all domains  Phonemic Awareness o Strengths: Tristan is at an Independent level in the 1st grade reading list for the San Diego Quick Assessment. He can accurately read all words in this list, with no errors. Even at the Frustration level, Tristan was still able to pronounce all consonant clusters....   [tags: psychological analysis]

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The Effect of Advertisements and Commericals on Television

- Advertisements and commercials have been an integral part of American history for many years. Since the invention of the newspaper, people in the United States and lots of other countries have been heavily influenced by advertisements. These ingenious tools are used to make people desire to buy a product or contribute to the success of a product in some way. In more modern history advertisements have been implemented into television and other mediums of mass media. Because so many people watch television everyday it is the perfect tool to advertise with....   [tags: geico, marketing, methods, strategy]

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The Importance of Learning to Write Proficiently

- You have been writing ever since you learned your first letters. From writing a sentence in first grade to five page essays your senior year. It feels like your pen has never left the paper, and the reality of it is, is that it will not be leaving anytime soon. Most occupations will require you to write - whether it be an expense report or an e-mail, ergo, it would be in your best interest to be knowledgable of how to write well and all the rules that come along with that. Writing is and always will be important because you will always be writing, regardless of if you enjoy to or not....   [tags: education, writing]

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Is the Utilization of Learning Styles Necessary?

- There is a great debate raging throughout the educational system in America today. At the heart of this battle is the question over whether or not educators should alter their lesson plans to reflect the learning styles of their students. Many of us have heard someone say, “I couldn’t figure out what they were saying, but once they showed me how I was able to do it.” This is an example of someone’s learning style. A learning style is the way a person prefers to process, internalize, and remember new information or concepts....   [tags: Education, teaching]

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Etymology and Loanwords in the English Language

- Introduction First of all I want to explain why I have chosen this topic to present. When I was learning English language at school I was always curious why this or that word was pronounced differently and somehow strange. My teacher was trying to do her best and explain but anyway I was always dissatisfied. Now as I am a student and I am learning English language thoroughly I have a great chance to discover for me many things and to give answers to those questions that were disturbing me so much....   [tags: word origins, lexicology]

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How Music Has Changed Today 's Society

- ... Michael Grinder uses a “neuro-linguistic model that observes a student’s propensity for aural, visual or tactile learning, and the importance of all three, or multi modal learning.” (American Music Teacher) The ability for a teacher to teach students whether in a group setting or one on one and use these strategies is key to a student fully understanding the concepts at hand. Once a teacher learns to use these effectively, the learning process will then begin to spill into other areas of learning....   [tags: Psychology, Learning, Knowledge, Education]

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The Important Skills For Literacy Development

- John Steinbeck once said that, "Learning to read is probably the most difficult and revolutionary thing that happens to the human brain"("John Steinbeck", n.d.). Developmental brain stages that begin as early as birth have been linked to literary achievement. By being exposed to language and stimulus, infants begin to establish essential cognitive and language skills. These beginning skills are built upon so that initially, spoken language is acquired and eventually, written language can be understood(Hopkins, Green, Brookes, 2013)....   [tags: Reading, Orthography, Reading, Phonology]

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The End Of The English Language

- Middle English (1100 AD to 1500 AD) The year 1066 is one of the most important years in the history of the English language. This is the year that the Normans invaded England. The Normans were a group of people who lived on the other side of the English Channel. Though the people of the area originally spoke a variation of the Scandinavian languages, eventually, the group learned French as Edward the Confessor brought French language into his court in Normandy. In January 1066, the English king died without an heir, so the Norman king at the time, William the Conqueror decided to invade England and by December of the same year, he was crowned King of England....   [tags: England, English language, Middle English]

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Chaucer's Canterbury Tales - The Language of Chaucer

- The Language of Chaucer in The Canterbury Tales      With careful study, the language of Chaucer in The Canterbury Tales is usually clarified and understood as the beautiful verse narrative it is. There is, however, the common problem that comes when one is unable to comprehend it in Middle English enough to coherently study it. The question has been raised as to whether it might be more useful to study a translated version of the poem so that it can be understood on first reading. The main problem with this idea is that in nearly every translation, the great beauty of the language is lost in translation, thus subtracting a great deal of the poem's power and charm....   [tags: Canterbury Tales Essays]

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Watching Whit Grow

- The winter term of 2010 presented challenges in consistent progress; illness, school visits, and brevity of the term prevented maintainance of steady academic progress. Lost and misplaced books also interfered with academics. Nevertheless there has been growth. Whit showed, for example, an increased ability to discuss his reading. He became increasingly cognizant of academic responsibilities. Whit continued to show good-natured respect for others and discussed difficulties with his brother and a friend in a mature way even when upset....   [tags: Students Analysis]

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Learning Environment and Mindset

- The focus of this research is to investigate how the learning environment could contribute to fostering a growth mindset with students. Too many students are focused on the final grade received on an assignment rather than identifying and learning from the patterns of their mistakes. I believe that a positive learning environment can help shift students’ approach to learning by obtaining a growth mindset. A positive learning environment is one in which students feel safe and comfortable with making mistakes....   [tags: students, grade, learning process]

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Dyslexia and Education Today

- ... This makes it very hard for children with reading and writing disabilities to learn English. And because English is such an important language nowadays, this is one of the major consequences for students with dyslexia. People with dyslexia can also have problems with spoken language. They may find it difficult to express themselves clearly, or to fully comprehend what others mean when they speak. Such language problems are often difficult to recognize, but they can lead to major problems in school, in the workplace, and in relating to other people....   [tags: challenges, opportunities in schools]

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What Makes Good Writing?

- What is Good Writing. Correct spelling and grammar, sentence variety, conciseness, effective paragraphing, do these words sounds familiar. Well those are a few of many other rules that we are taught since we were in school about how to write well. There is nothing wrong about these rules though, however, good writing is more than having correct spelling, grammar, sentence variety, etc. Writing has been part of our lives for centuries and centuries, when people used to write with images because words were unknown....   [tags: Writing, Writer, Alphabet, Paper]

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Student B. Seuss Book

- Student B is a 2nd grader and enjoys reading. He told me that his mom reads to him every night and he reads to his mom all the time. He likes reading funny books and historical fiction books, which he calls books about “old things”. I did an interest inventory with Student B and found out that he likes to play video games and play outside. He has one older sister and two older brothers and he enjoys playing video games or jumping on the trampoline with his brothers. He said he really likes to read Geronimo Stilton books....   [tags: Reading, Orthography, Reading comprehension]

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The Key Point 1 : What It Is It Can Be Done?

- Key Point 1: Exploring Culturally Relevant Texts with Kindergartners and Their Families was such a highly impactful read for me. The curriculum structure it presents provides proof that “it can be done!” “It” means, teaching children while respecting their individuality and guiding them through valuable common core concepts. I have had some classroom experiences where when the day was done I was left with this sinking question, “is this it?” I have felt this after being part of classroom situations that seemed as if the lesson at hand was not meeting the needs of that particular child....   [tags: Education, Teacher, Writing, Kindergarten]

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Efficacy of Phonological Writing Treatment

- Introduction Writing treatment for aphasia using phonological training works best when speaking nonsense. Either nonsense or Italian. Six writing treatment studies demonstrate that research for phonological training treatment is at Phase II. Such treatment would be in a Phase III level of evidence if the studies reviewed had quasi-experimental studies or closer examinations of efficacy. Phonological writing treatment is still in Phase II as illustrated by these three similarities in research efficacy: first, how inconsistent procedures in research obscure a standardized research protocol; second, how irrelevant outcomes confuse data; and third, how the lack of clearly defined participant ch...   [tags: aphasia, speech and language disorders]

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Making Sense of Orthographic Mapping

- Orthographic mapping Does it make sense. The research I am writing about from the six articles I read and the information I learned, informed me of a massive amount of knowledge that can be utilized from the orthographic mapping reading process, in ways that I cannot fully explained here because of the on going research in this area. Nevertheless, I can refer to the research that, mutually, runs side by side in all of the articles, which I feel size up an important technique that will undoubtedly be a helpful teaching mechanism for all teachers with weak reading skill students....   [tags: reading proceses]

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Dialectic Neocapitalist Theory In The Works Of Tarantino

- Dialectic neocapitalist theory in the works of Tarantino 1. Tarantino and Derridaist reading In the works of Tarantino, a predominant concept is the concept of dialectic truth. However, Baudrillard promotes the use of modernism to read and modify class. Many desituationisms concerning the role of the participant as poet exist. If one examines prematerial Marxism, one is faced with a choice: either accept modernism or conclude that the task of the participant is deconstruction, given that prematerial Marxism is invalid....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Learning English Made Easy

- Learning English for some is necessity, for some it is passion and for some it is like no other option. English is lingua franca and needed in national and international fields especially in Asian countries where people prefer this language than other regional language. For adult and aged beginners, it needs persistent hard work. In writing, grammar plays a vital role. Market is flooded with grammar books filled with rules and repeated examples. I remember the example of VYBGYOR from my childhood....   [tags: semantics, conditional, lingua franca]

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Evaluation Of A Research Study On Data From The Target Behaviors, Multiple Baseline Across Students Design

- ... The special education teacher then drew three boxes on their spelling sheet for the students to check off as assistance was being requested. The boxes cued the students on when to stop requesting aid. During the end-of-the-school-day check and reward, the students produced the spelling worksheet done during morning seat work and turned it into the special education teacher. The special education teacher reviewed each spelling sheet with each student. If one or less box was checked off, the student was reminded of the expectation and told to try again tomorrow....   [tags: Education, Teacher, Special education, Average]

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Teaching Reading And Writing In Key Stage 1

- The National Curriculum directs how pupils are taught in schools. The school curriculum draws from National Curriculum to develop its curriculum to meet individual learning needs of all pupils. The British National Curriculum instructs which and how subjects should be taught, the knowledge, skills and understanding children should attain in each subject and key stage, lastly it sets targets so teachers and other stakeholders can assess how children perform in each subject. Looking at teaching English in Key Stage 1, speaking and listening, reading and writing go hand in hand....   [tags: Education]

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The Negative Impact of Text Messaging on Literacy

- Text messaging is damaging our literacy and communication skills as a society. Calling someone on the phone or writing them a letter is rapidly becoming a thing of the past. There is a new language that is being learned and not taught across the globe. It is the language of Textese, and it has quickly consumed the lives of millions across the world. There will always be the protector of language arts. These are the shrinking number of people everyone knows, that will continue to handwrite letters and sign them with proper English and etiquette....   [tags: Literacy Essays]

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The Impact Of Computer Technology On The Workplace

- The influence of the computer technology is mainly manifested on the internet in daily lives. In the 20th century, mass media went through network improvements around the world. Information technology, digital and networked information communication has brought human free, convenience and interaction. The wide application of information technology improves the working efficiency. It not only helps individuals to get relaxed, but also extend the circle of friends; however, this can be problematic for some individuals as well....   [tags: Information technology, Technology]

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The Importance Of A Special Education Needs Setting

- Why this communication skill is the most important in the special education needs setting. Facial Expression to Practitioner to Client Facial expression is a useful communication. This is because it ensures that the children are listening to the practitioners. This is an important skill because the practitioners can show how they feel about the child. If they are happy or unhappy with the child. For example, if the special educational needs teacher, support assistant or therapist are speaking to the children how to revise and they realise that Karim is not listening....   [tags: Nonverbal communication, Writing, Communication]

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I Am An International Student Studying Computer Engineering

- I am an international student studying computer engineering in Tacoma community college, and I have been studying English for almost a year. The experience of learning the subject had exposed to a series of rigorous learning exercises. The English language has become global and learning it as a second language is essential as a tool for communication, trade and international exchange. Since I did not have knowledge about the English language before it has been a challenge in learning the language, this is because I had to start from radix....   [tags: English language, Second language, French language]

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Epilepsy in the Eyes of Linguistic Skills

- Communication is the most important aspect in our life. Imagine yourself standing on the side of a river and you need to cross that river to reach your destiny, eventually you will realize that your goals relies on building a bridge. That bridge symbolizes communication and the level of importance to us. Almost every one uses different ways of communication; gestures, signs or words. Language was invented due to our necessity for communication. It is an extremely important component that we use; it symbolizes the instrument that allows us to express our needs, ideas and feelings....   [tags: communication, language, brain]

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The Most Common Types of Learning Disabilities

- Throughout this course, we have discussed a lot about the different types of learning disabilities that are present. One of the most common types of learning disabilities is called dyslexia. Within this writing, we shall discuss what dyslexia is, causes of this learning disability, the different types of dyslexia, the types of signs one can look for to identify a possibility of this learning disability, areas of life this learning disability affects, strategies to cope with this learning disability, strengths of this learning disability and some interesting facts and statistics....   [tags: dyslexia, magnocelluar, learning]

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Causes, Symptoms and Difficulties Associated with Dyslexia

- The term dyslexia refers to a learning disorder characterized by difficulty reading. It is a learning disability that alters the way the brain processes written material. Difficulties in word recognition, spelling, decoding and reading comprehension make it even more difficult. This disability alters the way the brain processes written material. People with dyslexia not only have trouble with reading and spelling they also can struggle with writing. Dyslexia is the most common type of learning disability....   [tags: reading, brain, frustration]

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Knowledge of Vocabulary Creates Classroom Success

- Vocabulary knowledge is highly correlated with reading comprehension and general academic success. Oxford Dictionaries defines vocabulary as “the body of words used in a particular language” (Oxford Dictionaries, 2013, para. 1). Vocabulary knowledge can be demonstrated in two ways: receptively or expressively. Knowledge of the words we see and hear would be described as the individual’s receptive vocabulary. Expressive vocabulary consists of the words that are used to convey information, by either writing or speaking....   [tags: comprehension, education, reading]

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Questions On Teaching Language And Literacy

- EDC231 - Teaching Language and Literacy in Junior Primary Assessment 2 – Essay Teachers must have an understanding of the importance of early, explicit and systematic phonics instruction as an essential foundation for teaching children to read.   It is broadly recognised that literacy is an essential skill and that a high degree of competency in this area will significantly enhance a student’s future prospects in life (Heckman, 2000). Phonics is the process of making the connection between sounds and letters when reading and spelling....   [tags: Phonics, Reading, Orthography, Teacher]

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My Second And Fifth Grade Years

- Going back to my fourth and fifth grade years, I can honestly tell you that I was one of those kids that needed extra help when it came to reading, writing, and comprehending. My family and I moved to the biggest city that ever lived in which is Cleveland, Ohio and I just started a new school year. (It actually wasn’t that bad either now that I actually realize that I made a lot of friends. I was getting used to the new suburban area around me.RUN_ON) Later on in the school year, my teachers were worried about my reading and writing skills, so one day it was parent-teacher conferences and my teacher was informing my mother that I needed extra help with those skills....   [tags: High school, Educational years, Middle school]

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The Case Study : Jim Colbert

- In the case study, Jim Colbert, a third grade teacher, struggles to help a boy named Carlos. This Public School 111 was located in a metropolitan, run down neighborhood. The school was surrounded by drug dealers and trash. However, the inside of the school was bright and welcoming. Here the students were placed according to their abilities, and Jim had a 3-A class for the high achieving students. Jim had a routine that he followed every day. He would take the learning and apply it to the student’s lives with practical examples....   [tags: Education, Teacher, Learning, School]

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Texting Is A Way Of Communication

- ... I am curious to know what the US number was in those years. Further, Crystal noted in 2005 text messaging alone had generated $70B in profits globally, that is outrageous, and it makes the reader of Crystal’s article think of the quick “LOL” and “LMAO” texts sent throughout the day, If I wasn’t at work I would text friends about the weekend as stereotypical it is the latest Hollywood gossip. David Crystal being from the United Kingdom has another country’s view about texting. The cell phones, he believes, is not a disaster....   [tags: Mobile phone, Text messaging, SMS]

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How Learning Can Read And Write

- ... At that moment I felt very embarrassed, I’m not sure if she was trying to make me feel bad or if it were her way of teaching. Either way it rubbed me the wrong way, from that day forward I hated reading and writing. Every reading class I had I would put forth very little effort always getting a satisfactory grade. Just when I thought I figured out how to breeze through reading doing the bare minimum I met my summer camp teacher Mrs. Smith. When I went to summer camp just after finishing the 4th grade, it wasn’t an ordinary summer camp....   [tags: High school, Education, Teacher, College]

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Evaluation Of Ana 's Behavioral Referrals

- ... This is illustrated in tearing up when she talks about herself. Low self esteem with thinking she is a freak. Nonetheless, Ana wants to make her mother proud but feels she lacks the skills. Part 2 Interventions for Ana’s individual needs in functional and academic goals will provide instructions based on her PLAAFP. Functional need: 1. Ana has been in absent from school is equal to as long as she has been present since beginning the 9th grade. Ana will have no more than five unexcused absence for the school year....   [tags: High school, Homework, Reading comprehension]

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What Affects Your Talents?

- "The word talent is plagued by almost as much ambiguities as the word genius" (Olson 99). No one person knows how you become talented at a hobby or task. It is an uncertainty that has perplexed researchers throughout the years. What affects talents. If a young student wants to be valedictorian, it will take a great amount of devotion and determination. It will not come to them over night. This goes for athletes as well. They are not going to become the greatest athlete by watching the sport. People must devote themselves to what they want to be talented in....   [tags: devotion, determination, practice]

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