Sunday, September 23, 2012

SDAIE Stategy

On of the SDAIE strategies that I observed was from my CT who gives the students an outline of the notes for the lecture. Before the power point presentation we highlight many of the key topics on the handout. The power point presentation is in different colors and students know that writing that is in a certain color is information that doesn’t need to be written down. The handout has the key topics followed by bold terms that the students need to focus on while they take notes. To keep the students engaged there are blanks in some sentences so that students pay attention to the presentation and find the information to fill in the blanks. It is a good strategy that not only benefits the English leaner’s but every student because it helps him or her understand what information they need to retain from the lecture.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Reflection on Survey

I reviewed the survey results of 3 classes, which was slightly over 100 students. I found that most boys liked to read adventure, science fiction, mysteries, or sports for entertainment. The girls seemed to like reading magazines, romance, and drama. Most students were reading less than 30 minutes per day. I also found that more than half of the students find it difficult to read school books or simply find them boring and dislike reading school assigned material.

This information is important to me because it gives me a good idea of my students reading habits. At some point during the school year I might be able to make something more relevant to them if I can relate it to their interests. Students are more likely to read material that is interesting to them. It is important to give students choices whenever possible so that they read something that is relevant to the class but at the same time keeps them interested in what they are reading.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Reading Survey

Reading Survey

1.     What do you like to read for entertainment?
2.     How many books have you read in the past 6 months?
3.     How often and for how long do you read?
4.     Do you find it difficult to read and comprehend school assigned books?                                                    

School Injustice

The school does not have enough parking for the students. The students are forced to park in the near by neighborhoods. This is unfair to the students and the local residents!