The Dissertation Research Plan – Katherine Wood 1. Title How important is daily exposure to stories, poems and storytelling to children’s attainment in Literacy? 2. Rationale and Need What is your research focus? To look at how a class of children might improve their Literacy by being exposed to stories/storytelling on a daily basis and to see whether motivation and engagement in Literacy lessons can be increased.
Anisha Spellman Benchmark Assessment: Language Arts Unit Plan Grand Canyon University: EED-525 November 27, 2013 “Learning to read and reading to learn” is a quote that one of the schools in my district uses to help motivate reading in all students and their families. I believe reading is an important aspect of all lives. What exactly would the world be like without the reading? It is crucial that we teach this to all of the little children while they are young and trying to learn. The more they practice and the more teachers and parents instill this in their minds, the better they will become.
Professor Kamerman ENG 301 28 June 2009 Accelerated Reader Program: Benefit or Detriment Reading is vital to literacy; knowing how to read is necessary and assures success in most fields of work. Reading helps with writing as well; a person who reads more than they play games or watch television will find it much easier to come up with the words necessary to express their thoughts and ideas in writing. Teaching children to read is the beginning to providing them with the tools they need for a successful life, academically and in their careers. The purpose here is to explore the Accelerated Reader/Reading Renaissance (AR/RR) program and discuss whether it truly is beneficial to students by providing them with the opportunity to progress
Reading and writing are forms of communication based on the spoken language. Effective speaking and listening skills are essential in order to develop literacy skills. The progression of literacy skills is a vital aspect of development and learning. Without the ability to read, write and listen children and young people may not be able to function effectively in school, college, university or at work or communicate with others about their ideas and participate fully and safely in the community. Literacy enables children and young people to express themselves creatively and productively.
Within each section it states what the students should be able to achieve for example under speaking and listening it states We want out students to develop increasing confidence and competence in speaking and listening so they are able to: • Clarify and explain their ideas and explain their thinking. • Use a varied and specialised vocabulary. • Listen with understanding and respond sensitively and appropriately. Under reading it states we want our students to enjoy reading, to be able to use their reading to help them learn to develop increasing confidence and competence in reading so that they are able to: • Read fluently and with understanding. • Select information from a wide range of texts and resources including print, media and to evaluate those sources.
Positive messages about their families, background, cultures and languages help children to develop pride in who they are. These messages also give them confidence to voice their views and opinions, to make choices, and to help shape their learning. The book ‘Possum Magic’ would be appropriate for Stage 1 (Year 1) students. I feel for the desired outcome this is a great age for building confident exercises and to help develop the child’s identity and to introduce an open mind thinking. 2.
Pictures: Pictures are used alongside words to make communication more easier and understandable. In fact in my placement school, the reading scheme that is used starts the children off with ‘picture only’ books so the children are encouraged to talk about the pictures in the book and make their own story up and ask questions. Technology: Computer programmes (apps and games), interactive whiteboard, story tapes, cds are all ways of stimulating a child’s communication development. These days a lot of programmes are interactive and children can hear and respond to different applications made specially to help develop their
Policies should be written with the child's emotional well-being at the centre. It is very important to work closely with parents/carers encouraging them to stay and to support their children and ensure that children and their families feel comfortable about being part of the school. The staff should help children to find their way around the nursery, introduce them to different areas indoors and outdoors as well as get children know and make sure they understand daily routine e.g. snack procedures, using toilets, story time, tidy up time, home time. The staff should be aware of the children’s needs, interests, what they like to play with, and provide activities which reflect their needs and interests and support children through group times.
By now they are enjoying taking on new roles and responsibilities, but still require guideness from adults. They will still ask questions to ensure that they are completing tasks the correct way. At eight years old, children are learning to read aloud with fluency, accuracy and understanding. They can write stories and enjoy sharing their writing with others. In maths they can typically count up to 200 and count backwards from 20.
Also, Children learn cooperation, leadership, and communication skills. As a teacher, it is important for every student to feel comfortable when engaging themselves in various activities. The main difference between the two stories are Goodwille portrays her book to anyone wanting overcome their fears of creative drama, whereas Cameron’s ideas are focused on teaching people about creative drama in a spiritual way. It is important for students and teachers to understand why we use creative drama in the classroom. Not only does it break through the adolescent barriers and builds a cooperative group, it helps their learning process tremendously.