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From: Melanie Tiwari (email@example.com)
Date: Tue Oct 09 2001 - 20:08:59 EDT
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In my internship classroom, I have students use text support in class discussions, small group discussions and their writing. I try to make sure to connect support to reading, writing and speaking. I often give examples and share my thinking during the writing process to demonstrate.
"Opal M." wrote:
> I agree with you about substantiating our opinions
> with the text. In my internship class it is extremely
> difficult to do this with my students. They usually
> just say - 'Oh, it was OK'. My supervising teacher
> and I model appropriate behavior but for some reason
> their not picking up on it. I was thinking about
> assigning a paper where there were to give an opinion
> about the text and have them support it with text.
> What you do you think?
> --- Englishteacher5@aol.com wrote:
> > I've seen some of the older posts discussing reading
> > out loud to our classes.
> > I think this is a very important factor. We have
> > different types of
> > learners, so the reading may help some aural
> > learners. In addition, this
> > also gives them a sense of how language should
> > sound. I find in my
> > internship classes that many of these students don't
> > quite understand the way
> > standard English is supposed to sound. By giving
> > them lots of examples of
> > different dialects, we will expand their own
> > knowledge of the language.
> > This also can help when discussing a book. I think
> > for many students, they
> > are able to form opinions, but they can't always
> > pinpoint where that opinion
> > came from. If we, as teachers, state our opinions
> > on a novel and back it up
> > by reading an exceprt, that models appropriate
> > discussion techniques, makes
> > the students better critical thinkers and teaches
> > them debating skills.
> > Michelle Burt
> Sincerely,Opal McLean
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