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Building Reading and Writing Knowledge with Very Young Children at Home
Timothy G. Weih
University of Northern Iowa, USA
With the ever increasing use of technology being used for reading and writing by families at home, there is a rising concern that very young children may not be developing the necessary early skills that will eventual lead them to be capable and effective readers and writers. Young children learn how the world works around them by physically exploring objects using all of their senses. This hands-on learning later leads to understanding more abstract ideas and things. For very young children, technology, for the most part, is abstract, and to use it involves motor capabilities that may be beyond their current abilities. For example, think of a toddler leaning about books by smelling, tasting, and physically turning the pages. He is learning the physical, concrete ideas about what a book is, how it works, and he can do this ...
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The purpose of this project is to provide students with different perspectives of learning English as a Second/Foreign language. Moreover, I believe that High School students will be interested in producing a newspaper since this is not a regular traditional classroom activity. For these reasons, teaching English through projects may motivate them and accelerate their language acquisition.
The use of projects in ESL/EFL classrooms is enhanced when students are predisposed to the idea of participating in the project and getting directly involved in the process making. To contribute to the success of the final outcome, the Newspaper issue, the students have to be engaged into the project from the initial stage to the final stage.
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