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~~There are two ways to view reading in the younger learner classroom: learning to read and reading to learn.   Reading to learn involves target language and structures, which form part of the curriculum: for example the dialogue page of a textbook or unscrambling words or sentences. These activities are developing the learners awareness of language form, word order and, where supported by visual materials, context and usage. Reading to learn requires exposure to the target language before the reading activity can take place and so these activities are supported by input, drilling and often l

Reading Fluency and Reading Comprehension Many elementary students are afraid to read aloud in front of their teachers, classmates, and even their family members. This poses a serious dilemma in that the practice of reading aloud builds reading fluency, which in turn, enhances reading comprehension-the ultimate goal of reading. When students understand what they’re reading, the potential for reading enjoyment is greatly enhanced. Granted, elementary students can read aloud to themselves when they are alone, however, if they struggle with reading, this is an unlikely scenario. Therefore, it

Communication between an educator and his or her students is essential in order to ensure quality of learning. Whether the exchange is visual or verbal, both are effective ways of not only teaching the material, but also monitoring the student progress. Without adequate communication, the classroom environment is not the ideal setting for any child. Visual and verbal communication between teachers and students is an important part of English and math tutorin

We know the books are important, the pencil, the computer, the white and blackboard and so are the chairs to sit on, but if there is no motivated and inspiring teacher in front of the chairs, if there is no such teacher to write with chalk on the blackboard and to teach ... then there is no learning, no reading, no maths, no passing on of knowledge,ethics and values, no instilling of a "love to learn ethos" in the student.

What is a school for? To socially-engineer kids and thereby try to transform society along ideological lines? Or to educate every child as much as possible as an end in itself?

In an ideal world, I really believe that the majority of people who are involved in education, whether they're a teacher, administrator, coach, counselor, are anything else, would have a genuine care for kids. I also think that most educators really are trying to do the best they can with what they have, and they probably feel that their style or philosophy of what they're doing is the best way to do it.