Learning Stems From Relationships By Beth Morrow Essay

1480 Words Nov 30th, 2016 6 Pages
I believe that all learning stems from relationships. Students, myself included, respond best when they feel valued and appreciated by their teacher/professor. I think this is especially true when we talk about literature and writing in the classroom. In an article by Beth Morrow, she presents the notion that, “the strength of our student relationships makes the difference in translating our passion for teaching into their passion for learning” (Morrow). I could not agree with this statement more. It completely encompasses everything I believe about education, especially literature and writing in the classroom. In this paper I will discuss how relationships benefit students in literature and writing in the classroom. Students grow up and are (hopefully) read to at home. At home, it is likely that the adult reading to them is meeting with the child one-on-one. When a child starts school, if the teacher does not meet with small groups, the child no longer experiences that close knit reading experience that they are used to. Meeting with students in a small group allows the teacher to better model proper reading skills such as questioning, reading fluently, critical thinking, etc. In a study conducted by Margaret Bottone, ten first grade students were monitored over the course of a year and were read to in a small group setting. Bottone was looking for differences in comprehension rates in students that engage in a small group setting and those that do not. The study…

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