Many of their learning needs are similar to those of other children and young people learning in our schools. However, these learners also have distinct and different needs from other learners by virtue of the fact that they are learning in and through another language, and that they come from cultural backgrounds and communities with different understandings and expectations of education, language and learning”. (NALDIC, 1999).
3. Assessment of Literacy Development in Early Childhood is a research that was conducted by Johnson, Peter H, and Rogers, Rebecca. Both authors highly believe in assessing literacy development, since it is a huge aspect in students’ literacy development. Both authors state, “Most literacy assessment occurs in the school years because, at least in most Western countries, literacy learning is considered the responsibility of the school, though when school literacy instruction actually begins…In the United States, since the thirties, literacy-related assessment has occurred in the early years of schooling because of beliefs about the relationship between learning and development” (pg. 1).
Since good language promotes strong literacy, then it is only logical for language deficiencies to cause problems with literacy. This paper will discuss some key factors that influence literacy development. When properly obtained the skills can lead to successful literacy abilities. When not properly depicted, these same skills can cause a negative impact, or deficiencies in literacy development.
Explain how the range of early years settings reflects the scope and purpose of the sector
It has been shown that if students start at an early age to learn to read and write their learning in all content areas will improve. It is for this reason it is important for secondary teachers to understand early reading acquisition as to incorporate those reading skills in lesson to accommodate students with reading deficiencies. Educators can understand the building blocks of how a student learns and develops into a successful reader in order to help them develop their reading skills. If teachers understand reading acquisition they can better assess their students’ reading level. As such, the role of professional judgement in understanding the selection of reading or writing material is to know their students reading needs and select materials
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
Sullivan (2011), reports that numbers have fluctuated between states with some reporting from zero to 17.3% and the average falling within 9% (Sullivan, 2011). Huang, Clarke, Milczarski, & Raby Huang (2011), indicate that since the 1980’s, the number of ELL students has doubled with more than 8% in the PreK-12 grades (Huang, et al., 2011). As such, the influx of students has also increased the need for not only new, but experienced teachers to provide language assistance as they acquire English. One reason for this need is that ELL students have the additional pressure of learning English and the content simultaneously and require experienced teachers. When these students begin to struggle, they are left with little resources and wind up being tracked for special education services. According to Stein (2011), there are many complex factors that place so many ELL students in special education services and one of the main ones is the characteristics of second language learning and its false assumption that a learning disability is present (Stein, 2011). According to Hall (2014), when students enter classrooms speaking very little English and the teacher is unable to communicate with them in their native language, ELLs can feel alienated and/or become easily frustrated (Hall, Quinn, Gollnick, 2014). Huang, et al. (2011), states that when
In the article, the authors stress the importance of literacy education in the early years. In fact, it is noted that pre-school years are critical to the development of early literacy skills that will lay the foundation for future reading skills and help present problems from developing (Gischlar &
The first literacy unit EDC131 Language and Literacy for teachers, opened a greater way of thinking about language for me. It diversified my thinking, and the the way I looked at literacy by introducing multiliteracies, englishes, culture, and language development. In chapter one of the current text we take another look at the developmental process which is important to understand as a guide to assist teachers on students level of development. This guide is useful when assesing children and understanding a child's individual development. As a preservice teacher I have learnt the importance of considering all potential factors that may affect this development, during the first unit. Within chapter two, it refers again to these potential factors
R1 expressed concern over the lack of research with the specific ELL students that he/she works with and the difficulty of educational gaps with those learners. R1 did not further explain what educational gaps are challenging, if the challenges are language specific or possibly due to other learning difficulties. R2 partially echoed R1’s difficulty of an educational gap by explaining his/her concern with a lack of students’ English language knowledge when entering class. R3 reported the challenges were communicating with parents that have no English language skills. R3 did not state any challenges with educating ELL students. R3 further explained that the difficulty is when a translator is not available to assist, which may mean there is a lack of support in the respondent’s school and/or school district for ELL services. Lastly, R4 stated that there are no challenges in educating ELL students as long as they are taught with lots of visual aids. R4 did not further explain if visual aids are the only tool necessary for success or any other reasoning for why no challenges
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Language is a key part of any family, community, culture and the human race. Without language the world today would be much different. From cavemen, to the Egyptian use of hieroglyphics, to Old English, to more than 6,500 languages spoken around the world today, the advances that humans have made in language is remarkable and inspiring. The ability to speak, read, write and understand more than one language is also remarkable and expands the liberties in life, especially for young people. High school students should be required to take at least two years of a foreign language class in order to graduate, as many recent studies support the benefits of doing so. Students who have learned a foreign language in high school have proven to have a
A child’s home environment is critical to their cognitive development and linguistic skills which are an important factor in early literacy development. Previous studies have identified reading aloud to children and shared reading can aid in building the necessary skills and understanding for reading. Print exposure is an important prerequisite for children to understand the phonemic structure of langue and identify letters. When parents guide their children through reading, it helps children’s understanding, learn vocabulary, and learn strategies for information processing. Based on the child’s environment there are important difference in families use of langue and reading related to academic functioning. It is unknown if the family’s literacy environment impacts the child’s reading or academic functioning with children with reading disabilities.
One of the great characteristics of Filipinos is being bilingual. Compared to other countries, we can speak both Filipino and English which are our mother tongue and the universal language, respectively. Though not all of us are fluent in the English language, we can say that when a foreigner asks a certain Filipino simple question such as directions, he or she can understand and can answer well. Instances like this show that knowing the English language is important because it is in here that we destroy barriers of communication enabling us to avoid misunderstandings and thus proves that having English as the language of instruction used
. Mother tongue must be the medium of instruction in all schools across the country. Plays an important role in framing child’s thinking, emotions and spiritual world. “If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language that goes to his heart” says Nelson Mandela. I strongly agree with the motion, as mother tongue is the language of the heart and mind. In in this essay, the reason why mother tongue should be the medium of instruction in South African schools is discussed.