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So What’s Next?

For my final blog post I wanted to reflect on a few of my biggest takeaways from all that I have learned this semester in EDUC 511-Politics of Reading. It has been challenging to refine this extensive list and I … Continue reading

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A Battle Between the Brain and Sound

Auditory Processing Disorder: an auditory deficit that affects the way in which the central nervous system uses auditory information, influencing a person’s ability to attend, understand, and remember information (American Speech Language-Hearing Association) So what does this mean and who … Continue reading

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Goodbye Cursive?

About a week ago, one of the second grade students that I work with each week asked if I wanted to see her write her name in cursive. At the time, we were using sticks to write words and draw … Continue reading

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What is the “Better” English?

This week in our Politics of Reading course we continued the discussion of dialectal differences within the English languages and how one’s setting can determine when dialects are appropriate and not appropriate. While each of us had our own opinions on … Continue reading

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My Favorite Day of the School Year!

Earlier this week I reminisced on one of my favorite elementary school memories as a few of the kindergarteners that I volunteer with showed me their new collection of books that they had recently purchased from their school’s book fair. … Continue reading

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Why is Participation Graded?

Why is participation graded? Should this be factored into a student’s grade? Does grading class participation penalize shy students? Should good listening be valued equally? These are all questions that are commonly asked when discussing the idea of graded participation. Through … Continue reading

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Are We Considering Bilingual Families?

A couple weeks ago I was tutoring a few parents through Carolina Swim Clinic, an organization at UNC that partners with the community to provide free swim lessons to families that may not have the opportunity to afford these lessons … Continue reading

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