Terms like assertion, thesis, and elaboration seemed like a foreign language. I managed to slide by in English with good grades, but I never seemed to enjoy it. My junior year in high school changed my perspective on all of this. I showed up for my first day of junior year, not excepting things to be any different. My teacher stood in the front of the room and read the class syllabus in the same monotone voice while my classmates and I drifted in and out of consciousness.
Most ones I would have liked were too advanced for me, so I wouldn’t have been able to read them. Throughout my childhood reading was not my strong point in school, but I learned to be a much better reader. I have become a better reader now with lots of hard work and reading still affects my everyday life. Now a days I will sometimes read for fun and books for school too. During school when I read I sometimes struggle on larger words or ones I don’t know, but I work very hard and it pays off.
When I first found out I wouldn’t be graduating, it was an Eye Opener for me. I had no clue what I would do, Consequently, I couldn’t pass the algebra 1 EOC test, along with the SAT or ACT. I thought to myself if I could at least have good enough grades I will get by. I don’t know why I thought that. I just really hoped for the best, later down the road 2 months have passed, I was sitting in 7th period and then my teacher got a call telling me to head down to the guidance counselor called me down, we talked about the direction I was going, my GPA was right where it should be.
Jim Keenan English 101 It Puts The Lotion In The Basket As most kids gradually start to read more and more as they mature, I was one of the few who didn't learn to enjoy reading until senior year of highschool. The teachings of Tom Alessandri were the sole cause of my newfound appreciation for literature. All it takes is the inspiration of one individual to turn someone onto reading and writing. Tom Alessandri was the last highschool English teacher I had, taking his Science Fiction & Horror Literature class. While many people would be discouraged by the title of the class alone, I was intrigued and immediately signed up.
When I eventually transferred to public schools, the issues that everyone overlooked because they were not an obvious problem for me really came back to haunt me when I was assigned any sort of extensive writing assignment. I continued to take reading classes in public school. Fortunately, I managed to get through my English classes and graduate high school never expecting to have to write any sort of paper again. While I thought that to be true for the first two years out of high school, that proved to be a poor mindset to have. June
On Wednesday, January 30, I was able to observe another English teacher at Helix High School. This time, I sat in on Julie McGuffin’s sophomore Honors English class. During this particular class session, McGuffin’s students were just beginning to draft their first essay—a response to how media influences teenagers. The students started off by watching a 60 Minutes episode about the effects of advertising on teenagers. Earlier in the week, they had read various articles on this topic.
Studies have shown that homework for elementary – high school should not have homework but work on some special project or reading at home after school for only a satin amount of time depending on what grade the student is in like forty minutes to two hours a day after school. Studies also show that homework can be more harmful then help full to students as they grow up. Studies show that students going to school all morning and afternoon doing work then coming home to do even more work will make them very over worked and make them lazy and they would not wont
Classroom Observation #2 School: Drabek Elementary Teacher: Mrs. Cashiola Subject: Science Number of students: 24 Date: 09-20-2012 Start time: 10:30 Finish time: 11:30 Total observation time: 1 hr. Grade: 5 How the teacher started the day: Mrs. Cashiol began the class by telling the students to get out their homework that they had been assigned the night before. Each individual student graded their own homework. She then had them get out their science books in preparation for the lessons for that day. After going over the homework and each student finishing grading their papers, she had them turn it in by passing it forward.
Then by Friday the students were to write an additional paragraph but in a quiz manner and then she had another student read the essay out loud checking for the proper content from what they had just studied.</P> | * | * | * 11. | * Assess Leslie's teaching using the effective teaching characteristics outlined in Figure 11.1. * Your Answer: | * First of all Leslie is an English teacher and she presented two English paragraphs to her students, one being written with proper English grammar and the second paragraph written with in proper grammar. She then broke down each sentence and picked different students to explain what part of the sentence was wrong. Second, I think she really cared
He and Margie, who is eleven, find it strange that the words on paper do not move after having been read. Nowadays they only read stories on the computer screen. The book is about school centuries ago. Margie is very surprised that in the past pupils had a person as a teacher and that all children of the same age learnt the same thing and went to a school house with other children. Margie wants to read more of the book but first she has to learn with her machine teacher whose level is too advanced for her and she thinks school in those days was much better than today.