Teaching Literacy Have you ever wondered what it would be like to teach a child how to read and write? I never wondered, but I had the chance so I snatched it. It all started when I was sitting in my room writing letters to my out of state family and my baby cousin noticed what I was doing. She asks, “Tash, what are you doing?” I replied, “I’m writing to Uncle Johnny.” She then states “that looks cool sissy, will you teach me?” My response, “if you want me to, okay.” Shortly after I completed my letter, I ask her “Chas, what exactly do you want to learn?” her reply “to read and write like a big girl like you.” She was four years old at this time, eager to learn new things so I took advantage. We started out simple. The first attempt was to teach her the alphabet. She already knew how to speak the alphabet, she just didn’t know how to write the alphabet. So I grabbed some paper from the drawer beside us and drew the letters Aa on it. I began to show her how the letters are formed and she would try to copy them for herself. It was difficult at first, so in order to help her a bit more I went online and found a website that contained writing practice work sheets. The work sheets contained all letters of the alphabet with dotted lines that actually form the letters. That way, for practice all she had to do was trace the letters. This made it much easier for her, so we continued to do this until she could write the letters herself. Once she was able to do that, we moved on to the sounds each letter makes. After learning the sounds of each individual letter, she learned how to turn the letters into words. In the beginning we used the smallest words, (e.g. it, is, if, on, no, to, cat, dog, etc.) Once she learned how to pronounce the little ones, we moved on to a bit more complex words. Then she was taught how to sound out those words, and eventually her words turned into sentences. Now, she is in the 3rd grade. Chasity is at the top of her class, and she reads and writes at a 6th grade level. These literacy related events are very important to me, because not only did I gain a stronger relationship with my little cousin, it gave me a better idea of the type of care I want. Teaching Chasity the art of literacy helped me develop in many ways. It influenced me to strive more in writing and reading. I used to dread reading and writing all through school and since my teaching her the aspects of literacy, I, myself am more motivated to learn more about it. Because, later on in life she may need assistance with something else to do
This essay will be looking at how literacy fits in history and drama. It will be discussing why it is important and how it is used in these subjects. It will use the Australian curriculum to outline that literacy keeps the society going. The skills one needs in literacy is reading, writing, talking and listening. These will be discussed throughout the essay in the two chosen contexts. Like saying goes “the more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more…
course we will examine key
topics in the research literature on learning and
teaching L2 reading and vocabulary.
In the second part of the course we will apply the concepts
and findings encountered in our reading to teaching L2
reading and vocabulary, with a specific focus on reading
and vocabulary for academic and special purposes.
SLAT7830 Second Language Reading
1. Leading group discussion on teaching
Due Date: 13 Mar - 26 May
2. Annotated Bibliography:…
Financial Literacy and why does it matter?
It is widely believed that lack of financial literacy in our society was a major factor in the recent financial crisis. Financial literacy in today’s world is almost as important as learning to read and write and one could argue that a student’s credit history is far more important to his or her future than grade point average. Yet most students come to college ill-prepared to manage their money.
What is financial literacy?
Financial literacy is the ability…
MEE 7632: Language and Literacy
Personal Belief System
August 23, 2013
Good teachers are good at explaining things. Do you like to explain how something works, or how something happened? Being comfortable with explaining content to students is an essential skill for teachers, regardless of the subject or grade level. Most teachers choose an area of specialization such as elementary education, special education, secondary education, or higher education because…
Information Literacy for Graduate Students :
Victims of our Success !
Reference Librarian at Bibliothèque de Polytechnique de Montréal, Montréal, Que, Canada
Coordinator of Library Services to Canada Chairs at Bibliothèque de Polytechnique de Montréal, Montréal, Que, Canada
Founded in 1873, Polytechnique de Montréal is a French engineering school with 200 Faculty and 6, 000 students. The Library is under the Research and Innovation Directorate…
linguistic issues and extending practical skills in the delivery of the curriculum
• Working with mainstream colleagues in order to devise teaching strategies and develop materials appropriate for developing higher language skills
• Liaising our work on higher language skills development with the work currently being implemented as a result of the National Literacy Strategy
• Developing the confidence and proficiency in English of bilingual learners and facilitating the acculturation process;
the community. Much of this book focuses on how to support literacy instruction for students with limited reading and writing skills, students with mild to moderate disabilities (such as learning disabilities in reading), and how to get parents involved in the process. This book also talks about models of co-teaching and effective ways to work on teams in schools. Many examples and anecdotes are used in the book from schools and teaching programs across the country. The book also includes strategies…
Support for specific learning and disability needs, language, literacy, numeracy and ICT skills at the University for the Creative Arts at Canterbury
The support for specific learning difficulties and disabilities at UCA is handled two main ways. Both of these ways are discussed but not in any particular order of importance. Firstly learning support assistants (lsas) are utilised. These work one to one with students in an attempt to ‘level the playing field’ in the classroom. This is achieved through…
Discuss the training requirements for Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTAs).
To become a teaching assistant you will need an increased level of knowledge, skills, training and comprehension. It is advisable to undertake a teaching assistant course, these can be found online and are mainly distance learning based which enables you to work while you study. This will enable you to properly support both the pupils and teachers that you will be working with in a classroom environment…
The word 'literacy' means an ability to read and write. In a civilized country, every citizen should learn how to read and write. If not, he is called an illiterate person. An illiterate person has to face many practical difficulties in life.
As he is unable to read or write, he cannot read a letter addressed to him by his near and dear ones. He cannot calculate his own income and expenses, nor can keep his own accounts. Morally and psychologically, he feels insecure and weak, and hence suffers…