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.
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
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.
The process of developing early literacy in children would not be possible without phonological awareness. In phonological awareness one is able to hear a particular word and break it up into syllables so as to spell the word by just listening to the letter sound, this gives one the ability to identify letters and its corresponding sounds. A child who understands phonological awareness has it easy when learning to read as stated in Strickland 1998. In order for a child to comprehend oral language, he/she should have the ability to point out phonemes, syllables and rhymes. To aid in this development, the use of nursery rhyme is a great strategy and has found to be very effective.
Explain ways to embed elements of Functional skills in your subject area. Functional skills are basic skills of literacy, language, numeracy, and ICT. These elements are transferrable and are necessary for all individuals to progress confidently in work and society. As a tutor I would recognise LLN needs through pre-course assessment. I would approach the learner discreetly and encourage them to seek adult learning support.
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
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.
Global and Diversity awareness are inter-related in our everyday lives throughout the world. The first example that comes to mind is how schools are now using text books, films and other study materials that show images of people from all walks of life. Seeing these images helps children learn from a young age that others are learning and growing just as they are even if in a different language or culture. This also helps to show that although someone may look different they are affected by similar if not the same circumstances. Another example is affirmative action.
Oral History Report Part One Learning to read and write is critical to a child’s success in school and later in life. Children learn to use symbols, combining their oral language, pictures, print, and play into a coherent mixed medium and creating and communicating meanings in a variety of ways. From their initial experiences and interactions with adults, children begin to read words, processing letter-sound relations and acquiring substantial knowledge of the alphabetic system. As they continue to learn, children increasingly consolidate this information into patterns that allow for automaticity and fluency in reading and writing. Consequently reading and writing acquisition is conceptualized better as a developmental continuum than as an
1.1 Effective communication is important in developing positive relationships with children and adults in order to gather information and pass it on effectively and accurately. It is important to establish positive communication to gain trust. Children who see adults communicating with each other and other children in a positive manner are more likely to learn positive and effective communication skills themselves. For example, it is important to check what we are saying or how we are acting and in times of stress or excitement, and display conversations, mannerisms, body language and behaviour that we expect from the children. Effective communication with parents ensures that they are confident in the school and their child’s learning, which in turn is passed on to the child.