How I learned to read or write… Trying to remember how I learned to read or write is hard for me. I don’t know why either. To get some help to refresh my memory I started to go through my elementary school papers. I’m so happy my mom saved my early education moments. Without those papers I would be lost trying to recall what happened.
In Mother Tongue Amy made a great point when she spoke about how when she was fifteen years old her mother would have her call people on the phone and pretend it was her in order to ask and receive the correct information she needed. “I think my mother’s English almost had an effect on limiting my possibilities in life as well.” In this quote Amy is discussing that because English is not her first language it could have jeopardizes her future in school and how she would educate herself all throughout college. Most people can relate to this because she already has disadvantage growing up and attending school as a young
She also lines the book with interesting topics such as disclosure, how teachers treated them, and social life as a kid, as well as an adult. For most of Gina and her interviewee’s school careers, they were one of, if not the only deaf or hard of hearing students in their school. Although Gina was not born hard of hearing, it was not until kindergarten that she realized that she was “different,” from the rest of the children in her class. The class was playing a game where they close their eyes and when they hear the piano start to play the get up and walk in a circle. They closed their eyes but when the piano started playing she did not get up.
This one fact shows evidence that David has BICS (Basic Interpersonal Communication Skills) for both languages, but surprisingly little to no CALP (Cognitive Academic Learning Proficiency) in Spanish as well as English not only for himself – but his parents as well. The NLL teacher, regular education teacher, and I (his student teacher) have speculated whether his parents have confused the NLL program to a Spanish emersion program. In addition to the NLL program at Pillsbury, David’s regular education teacher has done many things to adapt the curriculum in the classroom to fit the needs of the Spanish-speaking students. The morning meeting (focusing on the calendar, morning message, and counting on the 100’s number chart) is primarily done in English with some Spanish. The Spanish portions include the days of the week, the months of the year, and counting by 10’s to 100.
Her living arrangements were not her only challenges; she also attended a public school due to their financial status. From majority to minority, Kim attempted to learn English watching a television and attended ESL (English as a Second Language) classes. Within the group of immigrants, Kim tried to understand the different levels that existed (Kim, 2011). She found herself wanting things the American students had, and being told no due to the beliefs of her parents. From fairy tale to scary tale, she now walked halls that were decorated with graffiti and dirty floors.
Tan emphasizes that fact that her mother recognizes her opportunities and interaction in life are limited by her English. When Tan was young she used to have to call people on the phone and act as if she was her mother in order to get people to pay attention to her when she had to yell at her mother’s stockbroker for not sending a check. Another occasion Tan describes is when her mother went to the doctor to get her results of a CAT scan, the doctors ignored her. She makes Tan talk to the doctor that they apologize for losing her results of a CAT scan and solve the problem. Tan comes to the idea that the language spoken in the family, especially in immigrant families plays a large role in shaping the language of a child and opportunities in life.
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
At primary school I was able to read for myself some of the books that were meant for grade ones up to grade four leaners books and also had little assistant from my teachers and mother with all the words I did not know at the time. From then I had favorite books that I could read fluently and understand. These included Tom and Jerry, Cat in the hat, the three little pigs and much, much more that I used to read on a daily basis for my family and friends. The love of reading made me a very imaginative kid and a curious one at that, every week I wanted a different career when I grow up, which was very interesting and confusing also for my mother. Throughout primary School and high school my love of reading and writing grew and so, did the number of books and also my ability to pronounce and understand English.
Her rule was that they only got to watch a certain amount of television a week, and had to read a certain amount of books along with writing a report on every book they had read. With their mother’s help, it made them enjoy reading & writing. They soon began to be good readers. And that was the time when Ben discovered he had an interest in
He rarely spoke, and finally, after 6 months had passed with no improvement, the nuns from his school came to his home, asking his parents to speak English with their children around the house. The parents obliged and carried out this instruction, eager to help their children advance in school. When starting a discussion in Spanish, Richard Rodríguez would quickly be interrupted by his parents, only to hear