Anisha Spellman Benchmark Assessment: Language Arts Unit Plan Grand Canyon University: EED-525 November 27, 2013 “Learning to read and reading to learn” is a quote that one of the schools in my district uses to help motivate reading in all students and their families. I believe reading is an important aspect of all lives. What exactly would the world be like without the reading? It is crucial that we teach this to all of the little children while they are young and trying to learn. The more they practice and the more teachers and parents instill this in their minds, the better they will become.
Nowadays, many people on the world learn at least one foreign language because they want to improve themselves. The problem is how to learn a foreign language effectively. I think the best way to learn a foreign language is combination of the two ways: going to class and learning by yourself. When you study the foreign language in class, you have some benefits. You will receive the good materials that provide by school.
VAR Reflection Assignment I did my VARK test and my result was that my learning style was Kinesthetic. I expected to be Read/Write because I noticed that I remember the best when I read over few times and make main points. Vark Inventory Reflection According to the VARK learning style inventory, my preferred learning styles are read and write. I agree with the results, Read/Write which means that I need teachers who use words well and have lots of information in sentences and notes. This preference is for information displayed as words.
I believe that many students need motivations and reasons to do frequent studying, reading, and exercising; therefore frequent in-class exams will give them good reasons and motivations to start reviewing a chapter. Frequent tests will be more efficient in classes that require a lot of readings and memorizing, such as history, politic, geography, etc, because if a student procrastinate his reading until a night before the test, he will be overwhelmed. Another advantage from frequent exams is that students can use their returned exams that have been given feedbacks and the right answers for their study guides to prepare for their midterm or
First and most important, AP courses provide students the opportunity to excel in a challenging class. Through these courses, the students learn to study in ways that allow them to be prepared for future courses that in college. Rather than normal high school courses, AP classes are exceedingly challenging and require the students to put full effort into the work. AP English and literature teacher, Vicki Schmitt, states, “Even if you make a C in an AP class, there is value in having been in the class” (“Statistics show AP courses boost success”). Though there is much difficulty in the courses, it is more important to gather the information learned in the course and learn strong techniques for work ethic.
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
The conventions of college writing are very complex and if professors are more helpful and patient with first year students as they learn academic discourse, students will be better prepared for all future academic endeavors and they will have a better opportunity to strengthen and develop their voice. David Bartholomae, author of Inventing the University, is a professor who writes about the struggles that students face with transitioning into college level writing and learning to write with authority in academic discourse, all while maintaining a unique voice. I agree with Bartholomae’s views on the subject and his arguments are very valid because he speaks from the status and
The middle school students increased their abilities to locate main ideas when challenged with exercises in the lesson cycle. The lesson cycle was effective because it gave students practice with text structures, signal words, and graphic organizers (Montelongo, Herter, Ansaldo, & Hatter, 2010). The students also confirmed their comprehension through the correct rewriting of the given text. The authors conclude the study by acknowledging that further study is needed in order to evaluate the quality of expository writing and its effectiveness on comprehension. They further recognize that this study was limited to the specific use of main idea placement in either the first or last
Visual learners need to see things in order to learn, aural learners are better when they hear the information, and reading/writing learners perform best reading information and writing it down. Kinesthetic learners are more hands on learners. A number of questions are asked on the webpage and determining on the way the questions are answered, it then scores the individual in each category. The VARK will show the individual’s scores in each area and the highest score is considered to be their best learning style. It then provides ideas in each category that demonstrates effective learning strategies that may be helpful based on their results.
This is making it where students that have a lot of money can easily get by with actually learning how to write correctly. Students need to learn to write correctly so when they get out in the real world they know what they are doing. People need to know how to come up with their own ideas and be able to give authors credit for their