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    Vocabulary acquisition is one of the largest elements in reading success. There are two types of vocabulary a student must acquire in order to become a successful reader: content and high frequency. Content vocabulary refers to words that have a specific meaning. These words can act as nouns, verbs, adjectives, or adverbs. High frequency words do not carry a specific meaning but occur the most in the English language (Houghton Mifflin Publishing Company, 2013). While it is imperative to retain both types of vocabulary to become a fluent reader, students often begin their vocabulary acquisition by learning high frequency words. Students can be exposed to and retain this type of vocabulary by emphasizing the spelling of the words,…

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    Purpose I am a first year middle school, special education teacher. I am currently getting my masters in Literacy. In my self-contained classroom many of my students struggle with aspects of literacy in all subject areas, which affects their ability to learn the content. In learning about Robert Marzano’s six steps for teaching vocabulary instruction in my literacy class, I wanted to focus on improving my student’s vocabularies. Currently, my students give up when they see a word that do not…

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    Live River Analysis

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    rainforest and weekend). “Kenny”, “Archer”, “Robert” and “Amazon” are names, occurring 5,13,15 and 1 times respectively. The six words account for 3.57% tokens. Many researchers believe that proper nouns have a minimal learning burden and may be easily understood by readers (Webb & Nation, 2008). So, certain proportion of tokens in “Off-List” is taken into consider. The cumulative coverage of tokens is 96.78%, with a vocabulary of 2000 words plus proper nouns. That means 1382 words in the text…

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    In these specific moments, I face struggles with the language of English because I was not able to write, or speak confidently in English. Therefore, I learned that it’s not how you start a journey; it’s how you finished the journey. In other words, there is always room to improve upon your writing, vocabulary knowledge, and speaking skills. I personally believe that every person have different backgrounds, weaknesses, and strengths, which will facilitate their learning of a new language within…

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    Ela Lesson Summary

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    to turn in the graded rough draft with the rubric therefore meeting the objective. Data - • See Appendix A Reflections - • In this lesson, the teacher taught students strategies that would assist them in bettering their essays. She used a sample to show how to check for grammar/spelling errors, how to vary your vocabulary and how…

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    Theme Of Ambiguity In Beowulf

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    stylistic features in the classic poem Beowulf involves a study of the poetic verse, the vocabulary, alliteration, litotes, simile, kennings, variation and double-meaning or ambiguity. The poetic conventions used by this poet include two half-lines in each verse, separated by a caesura or pause. The half-lines are joined by the oral stressing of alliterative words in the half-lines, both consonants and vowels (Tharaud 34). “At least one of the two stressed words in the first…

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    working through assignments. However, this activity was performed during the week before the end of school year activities. His motivation and engagement was on par with his peers with this in consideration, but it would have been better if performed earlier on in this novel unit. I liked performing the Think Aloud with Ville and I feel that he would have comprehended much more of the text if he was able to work one-to-one with the teacher during the reading groups. I feel that this would have…

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    The article I have chosen is titled, “The Critical Importance of Retrieval for Learning,” with the study conducted and written by, Jeffrey D. Karpicke and Henry L. Roediger III. It has been said that learning is considered complete if a student can provide the correct answer to a question. The basic idea of the experiment was to have students learn foreign vocabulary words through the process of repeated study-test trials. The goals of their conducted study were one, to examine the…

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    she puts everything in places where the client will have to communicate to get to what he wants. She puts a lot of activities on the high shelf so the client has to ask to get up there. He also just likes being picked-up in general so that helps the clinician because knowing he wants picked up is how she can get him to talk more. At one point the clinician pulled out a piece of paper during a short break for the client to draw on. Knowing he liked to draw, she asked him about his drawing which…

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    friend. As an only child, his peers are at the top of his hierarchy as role models for literacy, a depiction that his literacy practice is socially and culturally constructed, along with purposeful. Mikel’s face glowed when he shared, Ninjago. Within seconds, he schooled me about the book’s plot and the five characters he described – Cole, Jay, Kai, Lloyd, and Zane – plus their inspiring attributes. At the moment he uttered numerous words per minute, I wrote as much as I could and kept asking…

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