I spend most of my working life communicating through talking. I will guide others to expand their learning by using a verbal communication. In the Early Learning department I encourage the children to develop their speech and language usually through song or repetition. I often incorporate non-verbal methods such as sign language and body language to help them remember rather than giving them the answer. I believe that students also need to learn about effective communication strategies primarily in school so that they can find ways to work together with their teachers and peers to find academic success.
I will listen to what suggestions parents can make to help improve the classroom and make it a better learning environment. Philosophy: I am going to gather up students and parents and allow them to give me advice on how to improve the classroom. I am going to arrange the classroom so it is open and inviting. It will be a well-developed learning environment. Where I can teach the children how to read, write, and focus on what the need the most and not repeating what they already know.
Introduction This essay aims to critically analyse how formative assessment may support pupils’ learning in early reading. To be able to do this effectively this essay will follow a specific structure. Firstly, I will give an overview of formative assessment including how formative assessment fits in with current policy, background research and findings of formative assessment, and how formative assessment can be used effectively. Next, I will discuss the Rose Review and how this was significant in changing policies of how children learn to read, why synthetic phonics programmes were recommended and how the simple view of reading forms a central part of the Primary National Strategy’s view of literacy learning. I will then discuss influential psychologists and how their theories can be used to explain the development of early reading.
Literacy is the ability to read and write. Students rely on teachers to teach them how to read and write just as teachers’ evidence of effectiveness is predominantly reliant on student achievement. It is imperative that teachers are able to understand how literacy is evolving in today’s classroom. Four learning theories (behaviorism, constructivism, sociolinguistic, and information processing) were described to help us understand how students learn. This historical information helped guide me through the process of formulating a balanced literacy program.
BALANCED LITERACY PAPER A balanced literacy program includes aspects of literature-based instruction as well as phonics. Linda Chen and Eugenia Mora-Flores (2006) say that this approach “recognizes the complexities of the act of learning to read and the need to utilize multiple approaches because children learn differently.” There is no one-size-fit all strategy to teach children how to read and write, instead we need to find out the individual needs of each student and give them several strategies to work with. It is our job as educators to provide our children with meaningful opportunities for reading and writing. Before laying out an instruction outline, we need to define our goal. Every year teachers need to
They use language to explore their own experiences and imaginary worlds.” (http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/teachingandlearning/curriculum/primary/b00198874/english/ks1) The National Curriculum gives practitioners/teachers guidance on what a child should lean and be able to do by the end of Key Stage one. During English lessons the children will learn how to communicate confidently and effectively, this will help the development of their communication and language while developing some of the key aspects to their Literacy. Communication is the art of interactions with
For example I find it essential to discuss the day’s lesson plan and targets with my class teacher. This gives me clear guidance and an objective when working with pupils, of what support I need to give in order to achieve the day’s targets. In the school environment, I am aware that I am acting as a role model to the children. How I communicate with colleagues, parents and pupils will reflect on how children will then communicate. It is important to adapt the way I communicate, because different audiences require different communication styles so that I can be understood easily.
After reading articles “What Does It Mean to Say a School Is Doing Well, by Eisner” and “What Does It Mean to Educate the Whole Child, by Nodding”, I tend to agree with Nodding and support that focusing on the whole child and their motivation allows learning to be more effective. We currently live in a society that requires students to be prepared to think both critically and creatively and it begins at a very young age. They have to learn how to attain massive amounts of information, solve difficult problems and survive in an ever evolving society. A foundation in reading, writing and arithmetic has always been the subjects that support lifelong success. When I was a child, these 3 subjects were the main focus in the classroom.
They necessitate dissimilar skills and teaching methods. Another solution is to construct reading activities so that there is a before, during and after stages of reading knowledge. Expository text comprises the greater part of what we read which includes essays, directions, documents, journals, magazine and newspaper articles, and other things. Students need to familiarize themselves with how these texts work and what to do when they start reading these types of texts. Chris Street wrote an original research article, “Expository Text and Middle School Students: Some Lessons Learned”, and tells us that middle school students face difficulty reading expository texts because they were not taught how to read in this fashion while in elementary school.
I am going to model W.E.B. Du Bois and stress the importance of education to my students. I will also present myself to them as a positive role model by speaking proper English, dressing professionally, and developing relationships with each of them. I am very excited and I am looking forward the opportunity to reach and teach my students into be successful in the classroom in life. My goal is to develop my students into critical thinkers, problem solvers, and life-long