Utilizing Graphic Organizers in the Classroom ETT4 Task 1 Western Governors University When utilized in a classroom, graphic organizers can be a powerful learning tool. At first glance, what seems like words in a box can be underestimated. Looking closer, one can realize that it is really a high concentration of valuable information placed in an organized pattern on a page. Graphic organizers can be used to not only introduce and organize instructional content, but also to help students identify, organize and assimilate key concepts and related details. When first introducing to a lesson, a graphic organizer can be used to assess and organize a student’s knowledge on the lesson topic.
Standards: o Language Arts-Writing: Uses the general skills and strategies of the writing process; Uses the stylistic and rhetorical aspects of writing o Language Arts-Viewing: Uses viewing skills and strategies to understand and interpret visual media o Students employ a wide range of strategies as they write and use different writing process elements appropriately to communicate with different audiences for a variety of purposes. o Students use spoken, written and visual language to accomplish their own purpose 4. Procedures and Activities: guided practice Before we get started we will discuss the writing process: Prewriting Drafting Kerns page 8 Lesson Plans Revising Editing
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While using and teaching storytelling in the classroom is purported (Simmons, 2001; Gillard, 2012) to be effective at all levels of education, its application in high school is of particular value because it is during this time that many young students are struggling with identity issues, self-worth and concern for their success as adults. (Gillard, 2012; Bones, 2011). According to Gillard (2012) storytelling can provide some very critical answers to these all-important concerns. There is a need to closely examine different aspects of storytelling as it relates to education, to underscore its value, and to attempt to instill a greater interest in exploring its value by more educational professionals Storytelling in the Classroom All people have a need to communicate and share stories. Storytelling is a feature of every country’s culture.
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This requires the readers to be able to analyse beneath the surface of the text rather than simply accepting and following the author's perspective. Of course critical literacy isn’t an entirely new concept for us. Since a young age our teachers have enforced critical literacy through our learning to give us the ability to question, investigate and challenge the relationships between language, social groups and practices over others. The significance of the ability for us adolescents to be able to become critically literate thinkers is very important. It allows us to become active thinkers and develop the ability to inquire and reflect on the societal concerns, interact and build connectedness with our life choices.
Comprehension Strategies Essay Landon Hayes Grand Canyon University: EED-525 January 30, 2013 Introduction There are many different comprehension strategies that teachers can use to help facilitate learning in their classroom. For many decades there has been research done that shows comprehension strategy instruction works with a variety of learners. Research has found that teaching comprehension strategies in the classroom has helped students to better understand text. Comprehension strategies can be especially helpful when learning narrative, expository and poetic text. Narrative Text Narrative text are stories that tell “what happened, who did what to whom and why.” (Dymock, p.161, 2007) Research has showed that narrative text is usually easier to understand when the text is well organized using a story grammar.
Through my personal experiences of education both in early childhood and primary and due to large amounts of critical reflection, I have been able to identify two key conceptual frameworks, these being social reconstruction and humanism, which guide my own teaching and learning. This essay will describe the ideologies that underpin them, and how each implies different approaches to teaching and to children’s learning. It will also critically analyse and examine the ethical impact of both, in relation to learning and teaching. In addition, it will also explore and illustrate the strengths, limitations, and/or drawbacks of social reconstruction and humanism in a practical context. Humanism is a conceptual framework that is part of the liberal ideology, it is a political theory that stresses individualism by rejecting an authoritarian government, and defending and advocating individual freedom (Rathgen & Hulston, 2004, Issues in Curriculum course reader, pg.
During the past two decades, authors have produced many texts and articles about genre contributing with useful definitions, notions, and ideas for the study of genre in the classroom. This paper intends to draw on this wealth of knowledge to provide a guide for the application of the study of genre in the classroom. More specifically, this essay will explore the term “Genre” along with some key notions, it will discuss the importance of understanding and mastering genres in the classroom and it will showcase some general advice on the study of genre along with some specific methodologies and activities. Understanding Genre Many authors (Basturkmen, 2006) (Hyland, 2006) (Paltridge, Genre, text type, and the language learning classroom, 1996) agree that Swales’(1990) work on genre is essential. Swales offers this definition: “A genre comprises a class of communicative events, the members of which share some set of communicative purposes.
These courses allowed me to be taught by actual elementary school teachers, who have years of experience with working with children, and the knowledge and advice they were able to pass on truly helped me better understand what I was signing up for as an education major, and helped my improve the way I teach so that I could articulate in a way that would be comprehensible to students of a young age. These classes are slowly molding me to become a great teacher. Also, I am doubling majoring in psychology in hopes that it will help me to better understand the mentality of special education students, so that in the future I will be able to teach them in a way that they will be able to grasp. Psychology courses have