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  • Second Language Students Proficiency In Conversational English
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    Mid-Term / Spring 1998 This Termpaper was for an Educational Class for the Teaching Credential Program. The questions listed below describe various theories and questions related to ESL and reading. Hope you find this paper useful. I got an 'A' for this termpaper Bibliography: Author - Ruddell Reading in Secondary Education 1. Krashen's theory of comprehensible input states: "We learn a second language containing linguistic structures that are just beyond the structures we already know". (Ruddel...
  • Our Writing
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    "Writing for Myself" The point the author, Russell Baker, is making in his essay, "Writing for Myself", is quite evident. When Mr. Fleagle, Baker's English teacher, assigned an informal essay to be completed as homework, Baker immediately became baffled by the daunting task. Though reluctant to start, Baker knew that it he had to swallow his animosity toward writing and select a topic to write on. The problem with this picture is quite evident. Baker is taking the assignment from Mr. Fleagle as ...
  • K 2
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    A Research On Teaching Extensive Writing! SSThe best way to test people's writing ability is to get them to write. !" - Hughes, 1989: 75 in Charles & Bachman (eds), : 1) I. INTRODUCTION This study was set out to measure the writing ability of students in terms of number of words that were written by students in certain time. This study was carried out at the Nong lam University! V Center for Foreign Studies in Ho Chi Minh City. The researcher would like to investigate whether the intermediate st...
  • Sounds Within Spoken Words
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    Whole language is considered a 'top down' approach where the reader constructs a personal meaning for a text based on using their prior knowledge to interpret the meaning of what they are reading. Teachers are expected to provide a literacy rich environment for their students and to combine speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Whole language teachers emphasize the meaning of texts over the sounds of letters, and phonics instruction becomes just one component of the whole language classroom...
  • Writing Effective Topic Sentences
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    Strategies For College Writing: Sentences, Paragraphs, Essays Second Edition Jeanette Harris, Texas Christian University Ann Moseley, Texas A&M-Commerce Appropriate Courses Designed for courses in Developmental Writing and Basic Writing. Summary Strategies for College Writing offers full coverage of the basics of writing essays, paragraphs, and sentences with a focus on preparing students for academic writing and reading assignments. The book starts with detailed attention to the writing process...
  • Portfolio Assessment In Response To Student Writing
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    OPTIONS IN WRITING ASSESSMENT: AN EXPLORATION Introduction I would like to start by raising a few questions: 1st. What direction should assessment of writing take 2nd. Should it assess samples of daily work such as a journal entries or portfolio writing 3rd. Or is the notion of general assessment completely out of synchronization with the mega-trends in education where assessment and response to writing have become revolutionary I will attempt to answer these questions as a recommended solution ...
  • Discussion Webs And Concept Of Definition Webs
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    Overview In this lesson, students use a Discussion Web to engage in meaningful discussions. Students work in groups to answer the question, 'Are people equal? ,' analyzing all sides of the response, forming a consensus, and presenting it to the class. Students then read 'Harrison Bergeron' by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. and use supporting details to complete another Discussion Web that looks at whether people are equal in the story. Groups form a consensus, present their position to the class, and engage...
  • Students Use Ineffective Learning Strategies
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    Topic Literature Review: English Language Teaching Strategies for Learning-Disabled Secondary School Students Date: 26 November 2004 Introduction One of the aims of the Singapore Ministry of Education is to ensure that all school-going children receive a minimum ten years of general education. Streaming is one way to ensure that all students are taught according to their academic ability, and "learn at a pace which they can cope". (Coping with Singaporeans' Concerns, 2001, p. 4). At the primary ...
  • Writing Classes
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    As an innovator in the classroom, I am continually attempting to educationally challenge my students while making learning fun and interesting at the same time. I think that the techniques discussed in this course will be incredibly useful in both goals. First, I can see several important uses for Image Blender. In writing classes, I could have students capture a photo. Then, I could have another student write about that image. Perhaps they could describe it, tell what happens next, or even do a...
  • Content Allows Students
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    The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn This novel is very subjective and can been viewed in many ways as to whether this book should be accepted by the school board or not. Obviously looking directly at the content and to trying to determine whether this book caters to the students' desire is absolutely futile. To determine whether the novel's content is acceptable to the reading of teenage students is very much a controversial issue. In The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the writing style and the ...
  • State's General Grading Rubric For Writing
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    Indian land rights Tribal Affiliations The injustices that happened long ago are still not fixed and need to be, because they are visible everyday through the hardships these people face. Introduction Ever since Europeans discovered America Native Americans began losing the irland progress Information Rules Information Rules I. Chapter 1 In this book Carl Shapiro and Hal R. Varian provide an overview of the competitive playing field of the network economy, and highlight the key economic rules th...
  • Relationship Between Teachers And Students
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    In Peter Elbow's, Writing for Teachers, he states, "Teachers are one of the trickiest audiences of all, yet they also illustrate the paradox that audiences sometimes help you and sometimes get in your way". A teacher's experience can give a student author valuable insight to the development of his writing, while at the same time offer criticism that may prove beneficial. Unfortunately, the relationship between a student and his teacher is a very difficult one that often poses more problems than ...
  • Socy 1002 Course
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    What it did not do, which the SRES course did, was integrate into the tutorial program the practice of researching that is necessary for essay writing. In the Socy 1002 course seemingly endless assistance was provided to students on a group and individual level, including specific discussion on what an essay should include, how it should be written, how it should be referenced, developing an argument, understanding and developing a question, and so on. First year students in particular face a ga...
  • Student A Paper
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    PASS THE PAPER or HOW TO DRILL 1. FOLD AND PASS THE PAPER: . each student has got an A 4 paper. Tell the students the rules and decide the order they are going to move the papers around. Rules: 1. Use only the Past Simple and Past Continuous tenses. 2. You write the beginning of a sentence on the board and tell them to copy it at the very top of their papers and continue in the way they prefer. 3. After they have written the first sentence, they fold the paper / sentence AWAY FROM them. 4. Pass ...
  • Expansion Of Language Through Writing
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    When you find that you are the majority, it is time to reform. George Orwell, Wayne C. Booth, William Golding, and Lewis Thomas are all authors that aspire to improve the English language. Each author, in their own way, stresses the importance in the written use, format, and grade of the written and spoken word. Orwell emphasizes the significance of clarity in writing and speaking. Booth indicates that a lack of enthusiasm and disinterest in the subject can have a mundane effect on the reader. E...
  • Students Writing
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    I read and respond to about 1800 student essays per calendar year. Most of the them are papers based upon assigned reading. Autopsies of students' writing usually yield one conclusive result -- writing can fail at two levels, the strategy -- planning level, or the presentation level. Unfortunately, writing teachers, and self-help books often focus on the presentation level. This is understandable because it is the most observable level, but by tackling problems at the presentation level, we are ...
  • Tutor Esl Students
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    Some Helpful Hints for Tutoring ESL Students Introduction Being a writing tutor can be challenging at times. One would be hard pressed to find a tutor who has not encountered difficulties with a student before. Challenges can arise for a variety of reasons, ranging from learning disabilities to cultural differences. This paper will focus on one type of challenge, tutoring English As a Second Language (ESL). Tutoring these students is not only challenging because they may need more help with writ...
  • Students To A Certain Point Of View
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    Students attend colleges and universities in order to gain a better education and to further pursue their career goals. Colleges and universities are places where students come to explore their intelligence and individuality without the restraints of previous learning facilities they may have attended. Each student enters with his own comprehensive knowledge and identity, without being told what to think, read, or write. However, the university requires that all students think, read, and write f...
  • Impact Of Autobiography In University Writing Courses
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    1. Introduction In most lower-division university writing or composition courses in Korea, the primary focus is placed on sentence-building techniques. Students learn to practice basic sentence patterns and learn how to express their thoughts in writing. Needless to say, such activities are a fundamental step toward mastering the written English language. When a student has acquired a satisfactory command over the written language, however, he or she can profit further by looking at the composit...
  • Introduction To Scoring Rubrics Web This Website
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    Do Rubrics Enhance and Improve Students? Writing Products? Research: H. Andrade. (2000). Using Rubrics to promote thinking and learning. Educational Leadership. ASCD. Volume 57 NO. 5. February. Instructional rubrics help teachers teach and evaluate student work, and creating rubrics with the students help can be very instructive. Andrade's article defines what a rubric is and supports why they are a good assessment tool. The article asserts why instructional rubrics support learning, how they pr...

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