First Grade Is An Amazing Year For Young Students Essay

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Second grade is an amazing year for young students. This is when the English Language Arts learning begins transitioning from learning to read to reading to learn. The PA standards reflect that the student’s learning should focus on reading fluency, comprehension, and phonemic skills in addition to introducing, identifying, and using literary devices. There is a lot that the teachers need to cover in English Language Arts and that is why integration is my favorite thing. Many of the skills that need to be addressed during the year can be paired with other techniques that are desired for the students learning. My classroom is one that uses the regular basal program and trade books to meet the students’ needs. I do not teach directly from a book on a day to day basis, but I do incorporate a lot of useful lessons from the basal program provided to me to insure all the standards are being addressed in the classroom throughout the year. Although the basal reading series is not mandatory within the district I teach, I find some of the lessons and lesson ideas helpful I believe reading should be taught in a way that is meaningful to the students. To me, the curriculum, basal reading program, or made-up lessons does not matter, it’s the way you implement, describe, and teach the big ideas that is meaningful. The students should be taught in a way that is beneficial to them. A teacher should know after a few weeks of being with the students what works and what doesn’t work. A…

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