Reading Response 1 It says…….. | I say………. | “Earlier research on reading comprehension focused on sets of discrete skills (i.e. getting the main idea, getting the facts, making inferences) or on the products of comprehension (i.e. what readers understood after reading).” (Lee & Spratley, 2010) | This has not changed too much, however, manyResearchers have found that basics questions that readers have are not answered as they read. Students read to be able to say they know the words, but they do not read so much to know what they are reading. This is because based on the student’s educational trajectory; they may not have the essential knowledge needed to activate any prior knowledge. We are hit with a double jeopardy in this current age. | Besides text structures emphasizing cause and effect, sequencing and extended definitions, as well as the use of scientific registers, evaluating scientific arguments requires additional skill setsFor readers. (Lee & Pratley, 2010) | This is very true and if every teacher understood that they are responsible for literacy skill mastery in content, then our students would not feel so lost when asked to critically think about content expectations and objectives. | Reading deeply complex literary texts offers unique opportunities for students to wrestle with some of the core ethical dilemmas that we face as human beings (Lee & Pratley, 2010) | This is so true! When we implement text that seem extremely complex, there is always a way to bridge our student’s lives and experiences so that they can not only think critically, but understand that there are other modalities for them to exercise their mastery of understanding, beit writing, spoken word, or class theatre. | “Because student annotation is such an important part of my assessment practice, I start teaching kids how to do it during the first days of class.” (Tovani, 78) | How important is this to introduce to scholars Day 1?? Extremely! When scholars are able to see how this works, they are given an opportunity to have the text speak back to them. Scholars are learning a strategy to help them read and understand any text on a deeper level. Starting this from Day 1 only conditions readers to become stronger. | “Other times, kids who resist annotating tell me that they aren’t thinking at all, “ (Tovani, 86) | Students should not have a choice, however, this comes up frequently in a class where the readers do not exude confidence or have a strong finish in their own understanding that there are ways to understand. I think additional modeling is key for students during this time and as a teacher, you may have to model for that student or a group of students to encourage this practice. This is when students are seeking more help as they may not truly understand why this is being asked so as you model, they see the benefit of the process when they practice in small chunks. | “There is no such thing as the perfect mini-lesson”, (Tovani, pg 94) | By far this statement holds extreme validity. As a teacher, we always want to have something in our day go perfectly well. However, with mini-lessons, even in small groups they can give you data for your instruction which may yield more instruction for whole group. These lessons help us “replace” what has been given to ensure we are reaching each student’s learning modality for mastery. | “Overtime, annotations are the perfect progress monitoring tool, TOvani, pg.102) | True indeed!!! This statement allows over time for teachers to track progression in grammar, writing, reading strategies, and student thinking. When we are able to reflect back on student portfolio’s and track their annotation progression, students themselves can see how their thinking has grown. Essentially, we are teaching them how to be self-assessors |
Reading Responses 2 (One observation, One connection, One Surprise, One Question
Ch.1 speaks about a relevant topic that many…
Why the Arts are so Important
Before we can talk about why they are important, I think that we must also talk about what exactly are the “arts”. Arts can be described as dance, music, painting, ceramics, photography, theater etc. It is not just the traditional art that most people think of, such as painting, ceramics and drawing.
According to the article “Why Arts Education is Crucial, and Who’s Doing it Best”, art education is important because it reaches us on so many levels. The article mentions…
Contrary to what most people think, the Statue of Zeus actually stands at 12.8 metres in height and was made from a wooden frame and required extreme care because Olympia was a very warm place and humidity could potentially damage the delicate art. Olive oil was regularly applied to the statue to keep the wood from degenerating, it was also and totally covered in ivory/gold panels. The statue itself was destroyed by fire in the fifth century CE with no copies ever to be tracked back. All the…
What is the definition of art? Did you know there are eight different types of art? I will
give two definitions of art and go over the eight different types there are.
Definition of Art:
1. The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power (oxford…
Art work is known to be both inspiring and thought provoking. Ever since the beginning of time human beings have engaged in art in one form or another. Art work can come in various forms and holds many benefits for both the artist and its audience. One place that encases many of the great art forms from throughout history is the Metropolitan Museum of Art located in New York City. After visiting this site for a class trip I was intrigued by much of what I saw. All the artwork…
Christina Narvaez 1/26/13 Mrs.Gigilo period 9
Picasso was a Spanish painter, draughtsman, and sculptor. He is one of the most recognized figures in 20th-century art. He is best known for co-founding the Cubist movement and for the wide variety of styles embodied in his work. Among most famous Pablo Picasso paintings are the proto-Cubist Les Demoiselle (1907) andGuernica (1937), his portrayal of the German bombing of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War.
T.O.K Commentary: The Arts
November, 24th 2013
“God is really only another artist. He invented the Giraffe, the elephant and the cat. He has no real style. He just goes on trying other things” Pablo Picasso
The way that god or a greater power was able to construct a human body, so detailed which is still in discovery, can be considered artistic as art is an idea which when constructed is an inspiration. The example of the body shows the essence of art in the world, it is a talent…
In visual arts we use three main content areas. We use these areas in both practical studies and the critical and historical studies it is very important to become familiar with the language used in visual arts.
The language can be broken down into three main areas:
Art working/ practice
The frames are like the lenses in glasses. We use them to give different interpretive understandings to our investigations in visual arts, and both critical…
in Guangzhou China. I am majoring Art in my college, and I am here to write this letter for pursuing advanced art studies in the University of California. I believe those studies are indispensable for my future career development and will benefit me for my art studies.
I chose art as my intended major because I love art and beauty. Art is everywhere in my life. I studied art in my country. Art already became my favorite course and enjoyed spending time in the art studio and drawing was always the…
Purpose: to persuade the audience to openly express themselves through visual art, poetry, and music.
Thesis Statement: today we will persuade you to express yourself through a form of art such as: Visual art, Poetry, or Music.
I. Attention Getter: open with musical play, a poem, visual art
II. Relevancy Statement: people may think that they already express themselves through art by writing and visual art, but expressing it openly and frequently, may help you in a way
A. Describe the four areas of emphasis in art education: dance, music, theater, and visual arts.
Dance is a physical form of art that can be taught to students. There are several advantages to learning dance: flexibility, endurance, coordination, motor skills, and even creative thinking. The center for Educator Development in Fine Arts states,” Dance involves a way of knowing that is intellectual and physical, intuitive and rational. When people create, perform or respond to dance, they engage…