Narrative Reports on Studying Essay

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Narrative Reports
For our Curriculum and Methods Seminar, we were assigned to reflect and write 5 Narrative Reports. I enjoyed reflecting about individual students' personalities, strengths, and needs as a learner in our classroom. I feel that the skill of writing these narrative reports will greatly aid me as a future teacher. Here, I have included 3 representative Narrative Reports. The first is a learner narrative, the second is a sample parent letter, and the third is a sample recommedation for an award.
* Please note that pseudonyms were used for all student names.
Elise’s Learner Narrative: “I like reading, but I don’t like chatter.”
School/Classroom/ Background
Elise attends the fourth grade at Wallingford Elementary School,
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While her actions sometimes reflected her petite physique, she was more often enthusiastically engaged in dancing, playing four square during recess, or excitedly talking to a friend about a variety of topics such as her new stuffed animal, or the literature club she participated in. Disposition and temperament
During most classroom activities, Elise strived to listen and engage in learning. Sometimes when she did not understand a concept and would repeatedly ask questions, she became physically pink in the face. On several occasions, she raised her hand during math, to comment that she could not hear the teacher because of other students talking, and also seemed pink in the face. She would also take the initiative to close the classroom door when there was some distractions in the hallway. In her perception, she seemed to work best in a quiet environment, evidenced by her disposition to be uncomfortable in a chatty instructional environment.
Her temperament often seemed mild, but as with most people, she was upset when things she cared about did go to her advantage. For example, she was upset when she did not win the class vote to be the Student Council representative, and when she was not picked to be the princess in the play, after auditioning, and practicing independently for several recesses. This was seen through her deflated affect during math, as in she did not talk much, participate, and she also told the teacher that she was

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