Going to school is mandatory and, most times, free, so not receiving some form of an education is rare. Reading and writing are used daily and is fundamental in life because of how often they are used throughout the world to relay messages but can be difficult skills to master. These skills have played a great role in my life because I am able to retain knowledge of what has been going on in the world as well as I have been able to express myself through words. My parents and teachers were the way I learned about reading, writing, and yearn for scholarship. I believe I was first introduced to books when I was a toddler when my parents would read me bedtime stories. To a non-reading baby, the book fascinated me because it had numerous words and colorful pictures on paper, and it would make my parents start to talk and soothe me to sleep. When I got old enough, my parents bought me a Leap Frog Hooked on Phonics system that teaches children how to pronounce letters and make learning to read easier. That was my favorite system in the world! I learned to match the letters to the sound it made and even learned a word that started with the same letter. I advanced very quickly and moved on to the read along books. I would listen to the man on the tape while I followed along closely with the books. Soon, I began to grab magazines and books that were around the house and read it to my parents. If I struggled, I would sound out the words, and if I still could not get the word, I would ask my parents what the word was, what it meant, and repeats the word until I remember how to pronounce it. This method helped me practice my reading and it also gave me an opportunity to learn new words, meanings and expand my vocabulary. When my parents saw my interest in reading, they started bringing me to the library so I could obtain more books. I read about three books every night, and would wake up with my head right on the page where I left off. The more books I read, the better I became, and I could not have been more proud that I was doing it all on my own. Reading, for me, was my favorite thing to do as I grew up because it helped me grow a large imagination and become one with the book. When I was asked what book I was reading, I would shock people because I would say three book titles instead of one and that was shocking due to my young age. Books were so intriguing to me I could not just read one. My love for books help me when in school, we had to read books in class. Because I started reading at an early level, I developed a vocabulary that exceeded others in the classroom and was also appreciative of being able to read in school. When I started to write, the first thing I learned was how to hold a pencil. Although it seems like a mediocre task, it was exceedingly tough for my little hands to get the hang of it. Once I mastered the art of holding a pencil, my father wrote my name down on a piece of paper and told me that it was how my name looks when written. He then went on to hold my and with the pencil in my hand and help me write my name. I tried once by myself, and I could not have been more proud. I put it on the fridge even though it only looked like tons of scribbles. Before bed, my parents would write down a couple words and I would then try to imitate it; this continued until I started school where I would be challenged even more with harder words. After I read what it said, I would grab a notebook and a pencil and start copying the words. When I started school, I learned how to start writing in full sentences. The teacher gave us students workbooks that had plenty of lines and had examples of the letters for us to trace. So everyday when I went to school, that was what we did until we finished the book and moved on the next one. If I finished working in my books and my classmates were having some trouble with writing their letters, I would go over to them and help them just as my father had helped me…
Why Is Writing An Important Skill?
If you were to walk into a fifth-graders English classroom, it would be a common thing to hear them say “when am I ever going to need this in my life?” but the truth is that writing skills play a very important role in communications in those around us. Good writing skills are also a larger part in your professional life. Writing is one of the important ways of expressing your thoughts, communication ideas and views with others. Writing skills can be the…
The aim and importance of Literacy and Numeracy.
Literacy and numeracy are an extremely important part of everyday life and the 2 key subjects taught in school; Literacy is the basis of communication, Speaking & Listen, along with Reading and Writing. We speak to and listen to people all the time and we contact people we can’t speak to by letter or email. Then numeracy is in the very least the centre of problem solving; money handling; weighing and measuring along with handling data which we…
August 26th, 2012
The New York Times article, “What Corporate America Can’t Build: a Sentence” takes a look at the writing skills of some of the most educated people in America. The billions of dollars a year being spent on writing work shops to educate professionals in America beg the question, why are the college graduates at the big companies in America not already masters of communication through writing? Another question being asked is what is being referred…
Certificate in Essential Skills
For teaching and assessment from September 2009
CCEA Level 2 Certificate in Essential Skills – Communication Specification from September 2009
CCEA is Northern Ireland’s own awarding body. We offer a wide range of
high quality academic and vocational qualifications, which are accredited by
the Regulatory Authorities. We work with our centres to reward learning
and specifically, through our Essential Skills qualifications we are
and Career Readiness (CCR) standards in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and language as well as mathematics.
2. Fill in the following chart which details the crosswalk between the current Academic Content Standards and the new Common Core Strands. (3 points)
Common Core Strands (4) | Ohio’s Current Standards (10) |
1.Reading Strand | * Phonemic Awareness, Word Recognition and Fluency Standard * Reading Process Standard * Reading Applications: Informational, Technical and…
Study Skills for Business Marinko Markek
The process of writing a university-level essay - A presentation and discussion of the stages
Anastasiya Semenova Student no 120053
Newbold College, Binfield 2013
University assignments can either be seen as frightful, impossible tasks or a chance for further academic development. In order for the last mentioned to happen, a myriad of books, web-pages and guides have been published to help students accomplish this obligatory task…
by my own writing. As a young kid would ask, “who wants to sit down and read those boring and overwhelming books stacked up in the cabinet?” Well definitely not me. I describe my childhood as fun and exciting. I don't need to read nor to be read before bedtime because all I have to do is play and eat and get tired and be part of the "normal" kids in society. Somewhat, being literate at that developing years is not a part of that list. Yes, it was fun but I was unaware of the importance of learning…
|To enable students to acquire a well-developed knowledge and understanding of an area of law within the scope of the student’s programme |
|and to improve skills in legal research and writing. |
Flipped Lessons: What Does It Mean for Parents?
By: Reading Rockets (2013)
Your child may be at a school where they are using an approach called "flipped classroom" or "flipped lesson." If so, keep reading to find out more about the concept, and three ways that you can support flipped learning at home.
Reconsidering Silent Reading
By: Reading Rockets (2011)
It's called lots of different things: Drop Everything and Read (DEAR), Sustained Silent Reading (SSR), and Million Minutes to name a few. Regardless…