Education's Conceptual Concepts In The School Of Education

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1. Did the student meet the criterion for the objective? Explain.
During the assessment and the instruction period the student very much wanted to spell each word and had trouble understanding the concept of counting the individual sounds. However, in the end she did accomplish the task, but it felt a little as if she were sometimes guessing rather than feeling very certain of the concept. Although she is intelligent and literate in her native language, the concept of phonemes (vs. phonics) was very new to her and she would benefit from more instruction than could be provided in a thirty minute session. Also, the exercise of saying words slowly or saying each sound individually caused her to giggle in seeming embarrassment. In this instance, I feel that first language literacy and age, that is, lacking freedom from inhibitions like a child, caused the student to think too hard about the task and try to make it more difficult than it was. It begs the question of if, or when, is phonemic awareness not needed for a person literate in another language and, can lessons at such a remedial level actually be harmful or distracting to the learning process?
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When Alisa had trouble understanding the concept being taught I utilized kindness and patience to teach and explain, even if the explanations had to be repeated or restated. As noted in the earlier teacher reflection, I continued to show respect for the student by acknowledging her native literacy skills but also to ensure that I treated her as an individual and not make any assumptions or expectations based on age or other factors. Further, since the student is at an early level of reading in English, our session together, which provided her with knowledge that she did not previously have, helped to promote a desire in her to continue to improve her reading

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