Narrative Reports on Studying

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Narrative Reports For our Curriculum and Methods Seminar, we were assigned to reflect and write 5 Narrative Reports. I enjoyed reflecting about individual students' personalities, strengths, and needs as a learner in our classroom. I feel that the skill of writing these narrative reports will greatly aid me as a future teacher. Here, I have included 3 representative Narrative Reports. The first is a learner narrative, the second is a sample parent letter, and the third is a sample recommedation for an award. * Please note that pseudonyms were used for all student names. Elise’s Learner Narrative: “I like reading, but I don’t like chatter.” School/Classroom/ Background Elise attends the fourth grade at Wallingford Elementary School,…show more content…
Elise had a strong desire to participate in several public speaking related activities, but became upset when she was not selected. Connections and interactions with others At least verbally, Elise insightfully articulated her self awareness, and the existence of a “theory of mind”, the awareness that others have different ways of thinking from one’s own, which enabled her to internalize the perspectives of other people. Similar to her ability to draw themes from and across text, she deftly drew inferences about social situations as well. When the class was having a discussion about the new lunch program, some of the students began to talk about the supposed inefficiency of the lunch ladies. Elise raised her hand to say that the lunch ladies worked hard all day to prepare and serve the food. She took on another perspective. Also, Elise would usually be the first person to volunteer to include another individual in their group, or to help another student clean the floor. She would often seek ways to positively interact with other people. Strong interests and preferences One of interests, which showed through her school work and her life outside the classroom, is her interest in animals. She would often bring “webkins” to school, which are a brand of stuffed animal collectibles. She claimed that she had a very large collection of these webkins stuffed animals at home. She
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