Wednesday, June 4, 2008
So I love all the theory we learn about within the warner school classes and some of it seems to be extremely helpful in planning lessons. The only problem I have seen within my student teaching placement is that students will understand a concept and be able to talk to you or their peers about it; they will even be able to create projects involving it. However, when it comes to being tested by regents questions their reading comprehension skills lead to their failure of tests. One way in which I tried to combat this was by creating an appendix for the tests I gave at first. This appendix explained what each of these questions meant in words that the students understood. I found that this did help but eventually they need to understand the questions without a crutch if standardized testing continues. What other things can we do to prepare our students? Should we be teaching reading in every class?