I am presently completing a PGCE in Secondary English at the UOM. I would like to apply for the post of full time English teacher at NCHS School which I saw advertised on TES. During my time as a PGCE student on placement at your school NCHS School and at MEA, I have found a love for teaching which I know will only increase as my skills advance. I thrive on being presented with challenges and finding ways to overcome them. My skills in reflecting on my own work have developed and I set myself daily targets, ensuring I meet them.
My Personal Approach to Learning Essay Evola Dawson Dr. Winchester, English Professor English 1013: Freshman English II Learning is imperative to life and in order for it to be effective, it must be affective. There are many ways that one can approach learning. My personal approaches to learning are practical examples, hands on, and open discussion. These are three ways that I have proven to be effective in my life as it pertains to learning. Practical examples are things that I can relate to that give me a clear picture of what is being taught.
Questions for Discussion 1. I have come to believe that a love of reading is established in English classes, my experience with this results from my love of reading blossoming through my Language Arts classes when I was younger and has continued to grow once I transitioned into my high school English classes. 2. I actually disagree with Prose’s statement in which teachers deny other experiences besides their personal ones. I have been able to explore the experience offered within the book and have been able to fully grasp what the book offers.
I was flooded with language. I was curious about it as well. I looked at the world around me and would just point at things and look at my mom waiting for her to say something about it. Whatever she said it was I believed her and made a connection in my head with the sound made and the object. I believe most of my literacy was all dependent on my Mom’s ability to help me make these connections, especially with reading.
Ronnie really seemed to at the “top” of his class and everybody noticed it in our EDRD 445 class. I noticed a lot of things about Ronnie as a reader and a writer at the beginning of the year. The first part of the year, we focused mainly on reading, and the second half of the year, we focused mainly on writing. In the beginning
Being in Mr. Bostwicks class I’ve learned a lot. My grammar has improved. I have learned better study habits and I think I have really grown with my writing abilities. Mr. Bostwick has taught my an easier way to set up my paragraphs. One of Mr. Bostwicks many mantras he has us memorize is something I think really helps me and it goes a little something like this “ words make up phrases and clauses, phrases and clauses makes sentences, sentences makes paragraphs, and paragraphs makes composition.” Altogether I give mister Bostwick my SEAL of approval.
In an article called the impact of Authentic Literacy Instruction on Adult Literacy practices shows that teaching adults to understand English as it correlates to their daily lives makes a significant difference. Where traditional practices in the classroom are helpful to some students, authentic learning practices such as role playing and mimicking real life situations to make connections for the adults helps many other students (Purcell-Gates Et all. 2002). These practices can be used everyday anywhere at any given time. Inevitably, creating a connection visually realistically or even hypothetically can simplify the concepts of grammar, listening speaking and writing
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
Perhaps the most famous of the basal readers was a series published by the Scott Foresman Company, called Dick and Jane; whose readers stared two children of the same name. Readers such as Dick and Jane used a whole word/language method for reading instruction, also known as the “look-say” method. The whole-language theory embraces the approach that learning the two components of English literacy, reading and writing, are equivalent to learning to speak English and should be a natural, unconscious progression best cultivated by formless immersion. In an environment rich in simple printed texts and in reading aloud, young children make an connective jump from recognizing the letters of the alphabet to being able to read words. Whole world theorists protest unfamiliar words can be “skipped, guessed at, or picked up from context” (Lemann, 1997).
Experiences as a Writer Christina Jacks October 10, 2012 Professor Stone My Experience as a Writer: Writing is one of the ways that we interpret our thoughts to other people. Writing isn’t something one is born with; it’s something that actually has to be skilled. I started writing at the age of four; my teachers educated me how to write my name over and over again until I could write it with no blunders. All through elementary school, I was taught to put together words to form sentences and also how to create paragraphs using those sentences. Therefore, during middle school and High school I was able to use what I learned in my previous years to write paragraphs, essays and research papers.