The students will understand that acts of kindness help to show how to be part of a caring community. The teacher will show ways of kindness and respect for others throughout the learning community. The parents and teachers will award the students by recognizing the kind deeds in school and at home. The learning home community will adopt the kindness program and promote the values at work and throughout the community (Brinegar, K. (2015).
The teacher provided the children to identify some letters in the print but does not provide opportunity for all the children to become engaged in the activity. The teacher did take some opportunity to draw the childrens attention to the sounds in words but the children were not motivated to complete the activity. The activity seemed rushed and the children seemed to think the activity was drawn out. Some other activities that were observed in the classroom seemed to promote letter recognition. Children were encouraged to identify letters on their mat and match them to their lower-case letters. Although the activity had a goal in mind there was no opportunity for the children to discuss and there was little opportunity for the activity to be extended. Another activity available was a drawing activity where the children were able to draw a picture of their favorite animalsThe teacher shared that they can use their mouths and lips to say each word to help them identify the beginning letter sounds. After discussing with the teacher the activities in the classroom she shared that she has been incorporating an abundance of fine motor skill activities and has found that language activities are provided but not on a consistent timeline. Home school projects were also discussed and she shared that activities were sent home monthly to encourage parents to have a much more hands on role in their childs literacy skills. Newsletters are also sent home monthly
In recent weeks all of us have been introduced to the essay “What is Literacy” written by Linguist James Paul Gee in 1987. Within this document we learn Gee is going to employ his learned skills to provide a ‘useful’ definition for the word literacy. Prior to providing us this insight, however, Gee must educate the reader on various definitions, idea and numerous theories in an effort to provide support for his conclusions and ultimately woo the reader into believing the postulations he makes. It is my belief that while Gee is eventually able to turn the reader to his way of thinking, he is not able to as eloquently as he would like. In fact, upon closer examination, I
In the essay ‘What is literacy?’, James Paul Gee, presents to us a very detailed examination, of concepts that are rather deemed to be similar by most. He explores the definition and meaning of “literacy” by taking into account other related ideas such as “learning”, “discourse” and “acquisition”.
While I’m in class, I will make sure that I listen to what my instructors are saying and how they say to do something. It is also very important to take notes on what is being taught in the class, and whatever your teacher may right on the broad. In order to receive a passing grade and really pass the class I will have to complete all of my homework.
Cynthia Haven is the writer of an article called “The New Literacy: Stanford study finds richness and complexity in students' writing” that is a study based on the amount of writing college students do. She followed students at Stanford during their undergraduate years and the first year after that. She discovered that today’s students are writing more than any generation before it. Cynthia had the students she was studying submit all of the writing they did, academic or personal. She found that only 62 percent of the work submitted to her was for classes; the rest of the material was “Life writing”.
Today I began working one on one with “Student M.” Mrs. Gault provided the reading material for me to begin my assessment of “Student M’s” reading abilities. Before starting my assessment, I reviewed a list of words with “Student M.” The list of words were comprised of sight words that students on a second grade reading level should be able to recognize. The first time I went through the list with “Student M” she correctly identified four out of thirty-five words. The second time I reviewed the word list, “Student M” was able to recognize two or three additional words. “Student M” struggled when she read the passage. Her main problem was that she did know many of the words and she had problems when she
Being literate is seen as being able to read and write, although there are various ways for individuals to be considered literate. Being from Mexican descendants hasn’t always been joyous, although I have learned various things that have shaped my life, growing up in South LA was often difficult due to the dangers that everyone is exposed to, even though I come from a low income family, they have always taught me the value of life, and being the person who can make a difference. My parents often worried about the schools that they would enroll me in, wanting me to have an education where I will be successful and engage in what I desire. Furthermore, Animo Pat Brown Charter High school was a school where
Some literacy issues are becoming more and more prevalent in recent times. In the day and age we live in; we have access to the newest data and notions regarding literacy in the current education
This website is incorporated into the all learning styles that are visual, auditory, and kinesthetic expertise that support kids to execute, perceive, review, and analyze their skills individually. For instance, by clicking on any letter, kids will distinguish between speech sounds (Phonemes) and letters forms that support to build their alphabetic intelligence. This process is called “Alphabetic Principle” which is the base of the phonics. Each letter row comprises the sounds or phonemes; children listen, recognize, and manipulate single sounds or phonemes in spoken words (phonemic awareness) and understand that the letters in a word are methodically characterized by sounds (alphabetic
The intended goal of this exercise is to assist children in learning the upper and lower case letters of the alphabet while introducing them to the idea of recording data, as well as, improving their fine motor skills.
In “What Is Literacy,” James Paul Gee examines the definition and the meaning of literacy by also observing other related terms such as discourse, learning, and acquisition. Gee opens by mentioning the following as characteristics that define discourse. Discourses are the fundamental concept, they are resistant to internal criticism, discourse is defined positions function as standpoints, each discourse values and certain viewpoints are marginalized by others, discourses is a very much integrated in the power structure of society.
What is the problem you are addressing? Students have to learn the names and sounds of the letters in order move on into more advance connections that will lead them into success in reading and writing. Traditional teaching methods in our schools allow students to make the connections between letter prints and phonemes using mostly visual and auditory learning styles. This early reading task is not easy for beginners (Ehri, Deffner & Lee, 1984, p. 880). In order to ease the difficulties young scholars might encounter while learning sound to letter graphic representation, multi sensory teaching
Word Recognition Process. The “Rose Report” (Department for Children, Schools and Families, 2006), an independent report examining best practice in teaching reading produced for the United Kingdom’s Department of Children, Schools and Families (formerly the Department for Education and Skills), depicts the following process for word recognition (see Figure 1 below). When children hear a word, they relate that to their store of word meanings and word sounds, to later process the word and pronounce the word aloud. Developing word recognition skills includes such components as letter recognition, acquisition of essential phonics rules and grapheme-phoneme correspondence (GPCs), and building of vocabulary, all of which can be tested by the EGRA
I wouldn’t say that I am a good writer, and I really don’t like to read books either. Through my years in school I became literate in these two categories. I was and still am not interested in writing, or reading books in my spare time. The only writing I have ever done is for school. Writing just does not interest me, and the only reading I do out of class is reading about sports in magazines, or reading the news, or looking at web pages. I have only read a couple of books on my own, 95% of all the books I have read have been for school. The reason for not writing out of class is probably attributed to the fact that I am a very impatient person, and I have a short attention span. I have no interest in writing and reading so when