Malcolm X had few choices but a significant desire to command the written word. Along with copying and studying every page in the dictionary, his penmanship improved. With these simple yet committed acts, he finally began to understand the words in the books that he read. He wrote, "It was because of my letters that I happened to stumble upon starting to acquire some kind of homemade education" (64). Where Malcolm's education was self-taught, he began realizing there was so much more to life as he copied, studied and devoured words from the
I was unhappy with my lack of confidence in the beginning, as I feel this distracted my concentration to perform to the best of my ability. Students with ‘Dyslexia’ can show difficulties in the following areas: Slow to read and write, poor short term memory, short concentration span, and difficulties in comprehending new sequences or information and difficulties in digesting or extracting the meaning of written text. I therefore had to ensure that John was in no way disadvantaged, when considering my methods to assist in his learning plan. John had had a very negative experience of previous classroom environments. Having been seen as lazy and not recognising the need for additional learning support.
In order for a student to master fluency they must be able to master the five components of reading as well. All of these concepts work hand-in-hand to master the skill of reading and comprehension. Fluency is related to trade books because they students unlimited access to trade books in the classroom this can help students develop reading fluency. For a student to have developed reading fluency, means that they have overall broke the surface and now is able to comprehend what is in the text. By incorporating trade books in the classroom it helps teachers to better assist their students on advancing
He gets a dictionary to study, to learn some words. He tries to improve his penmanship and the skills of reading. He spends time to study and never give up until he is able to read and understand clearly. He starts to read the history books and it shows how the white man has brought upon the world’s black, brown, red, and yellow
Towards Dialogic Teaching Robin Alexander After reading Dialogic Teaching, the main purpose of the publication seems to be that Alexander wants to change the style of teaching so that it is based more on the dialogue side rather than written work. He then extends to saying not just about using dialogue more but using it more effectively, as he says, “Talk has always been one of the essential tools of teaching and the best teachers use it with flair and precision.” He starts talking about using dialogue more effectively as he believes that, “Children need to talk, and to experience a rich diet of spoken language, in order to think and to learn.” He also goes on to say that “Reading, writing and number may be the acknowledged curriculum 'basics' but talk is arguably the true foundation of learning.” These two quotes from the publication fit together to prove Alexander's purpose of changing the teaching style to involve more dialogue as it will benefit the children more. This leads on to one of the main claims that, if more dialogue is inputted into teaching techniques, then this will have a positive effect on the students’ progress. This is already happening and being proven to be correct as: “The project has been achieved in many of the Yorkshire and London project classrooms. The transformation of the classroom culture and the growth in children's confidence is palpable and impressive.” Another quote in the publication shows that there is a growing amount of interest in Dialogic Teaching, “many local authorities and schools in England, Wales and, latterly, Scotland, have launched initiatives which draw on the ideas in this publication, and there is growing international interest.” This means that Alexander's main purpose of the publication is more likely to happen as more people agree with him that more dialogue should be included in the teaching styles.
Chaucer’s prologue provides an education for its readers and audience. How far do you agree? Some may argue that in order for a text to be a success, it must provide its readers and audiences with an education, to allow for them to connect with a text. As Derek Pearsall comments ‘there is […] a constant feeling of the comic side of things, a moral instinct which escapes in irony’; this, when applied to Chaucer’s works, shows is the kind of education that we as readers will gain, and allows us to debate how other audiences may learn in terms of culture, context and emotional journeys we undergo with his characters. The General Prologue (TGP) presents us with ‘Of sondry folk, by adventure yfalle, In felaweshipe,’- society from all walks of life, to help us learn the social norms, regarding religion, materialism, language and morality as well as allowing us to make comparisons of his society to our own.
Having an imagination is necessary to get deeper in the story, and a good memory is also required to tie the pieces of the story together. And of course an artistic sense to appreciate the beauty of the author’s writing. Nabokov states “Since the master artist used his imagination in creating his book, it is natural and fair that the consumer of a book should use his imagination too.” The reader needs to also understand and appreciate the language used by the author. He needs to pay attention and notice the details in a novel and not just the general storyline. He needs to read with an open mind regardless of other people’s judgment of the novel.
Shakespeare’s plays were all written between the times when England was still using old English, so lots of students won’t be able to distinguish which words’ definition Shakespeare was referring to. But on the other hand, students could actually learn more about old English with Shakespeare’s plays. To start with, students should study Shakespeare because Shakespeare’s plays were written in depth. Shakespeare knew what were the human conditions and made every of his characters precisely and made his audience feel how different humans are with animals. Not many of the plays were written like Shakespeare’s with human conditions, from the human conditions, students must benefit from analysing Shakespeare’s characters.
The teaching and learning of writing should link theory and classroom practice. Explain why writing is important, and how to teach it effectively. Teaching the art of writing is one of the most important life-long skills teachers can communicate to their students. Writing is a complicated task that involves the use and coordination of many cognitive processes. Owing to its complexities, many students find writing challenging and many teachers struggle to find methods to effectively teach the skill.
A successful teacher of beginning readers develop comprehension skills and helps to expose them to wide range of texts to build background knowledge. (Professional Development) In teaching reading a teacher must also teach many skills from decoding to vocabulary. Most importantly, a good reading teacher generates excitement and appreciation for reading. Learning to read is a hierarchical process, each skill building upon another. For example, learning to decode followed by fluency is the first step followed by independent reading, reading with absorption, and ending with critical reading.