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Journal Writing

  1. 1. Mayawest Writing Project Summer 2009 Journal Writing Prof. Maria E. Montalvo High School English
  2. 2. My Profile <ul><li>Native New Yorker </li></ul><ul><li>Born around 1950’s </li></ul><ul><li>Two children </li></ul><ul><li>Five grandchildren </li></ul><ul><li>Lived in Puerto Rico over 30 yrs. </li></ul><ul><li>B.A T.E.S.L. </li></ul><ul><li>M.A. ( beginning) </li></ul><ul><li>Taught Intermediate/High </li></ul><ul><li>School Levels </li></ul><ul><li>Ramon Barreto </li></ul><ul><li>Colegio San Agustin </li></ul><ul><li>Esc. Laura Mercado </li></ul>
  3. 3. Cont. <ul><li>I have been teaching English for 10years. </li></ul><ul><li>Began with intermediate levels, but for several years my groups has been 11 th and 12 th graders. </li></ul><ul><li>I have also taught the Advance level until last year. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Escuela Laura Mercado <ul><li>Located in the mountainous area of El Rosario </li></ul><ul><li>Named after one community member, who donated an acre of land where the school was built. </li></ul><ul><li>The school was used as an official government building, then turned into a Segunda Unidad from Kinder to 12 th grade. </li></ul><ul><li>The school is now a vocational high school. </li></ul><ul><li>Intermediate grades 7,8,9 regular course work. </li></ul><ul><li>High school level regular/ vocational class. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Esc. Acreditada Laura Mercado
  6. 6. School Community: El Rosario <ul><li>Located in the mountain region between San German and Mayagüez. Facing Bosque Seco de Maricao. </li></ul><ul><li>The town has its plaza with a church, several and small stores. </li></ul><ul><li>It has several sectors: </li></ul><ul><li>Rosario Mayagüez </li></ul><ul><li>Rosario Bajo * </li></ul><ul><li>Rosario Penon </li></ul><ul><li>Rosario Alto </li></ul>
  7. 7. EL ROSARIO <ul><li>Iglesia Nuestra Senora del Rosario </li></ul><ul><li>Gallera </li></ul><ul><li>Plaza Jauquin Agusty Ramirez </li></ul><ul><li>Iglesia Prebisteriana </li></ul><ul><li>Cememterio </li></ul><ul><li>Correo </li></ul><ul><li>Varias colmados y negocios </li></ul>
  8. 8. Esc. Larua Mercado <ul><li>General Course </li></ul><ul><li>Nursing Course </li></ul><ul><li>Accounting Course </li></ul><ul><li>Barber Course </li></ul><ul><li>Computer Lab </li></ul><ul><li>School Band </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial Arts </li></ul><ul><li>School Clubs </li></ul>English Faculty
  9. 9. My Classroom
  10. 10. Continue
  11. 11. Educational Philosophy <ul><li>Progressivism: (John Dewey) </li></ul><ul><li>promotes a social change </li></ul><ul><li>encourages hands-on activities </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher is a facilitator </li></ul><ul><li>Behaviorism: ( Pavlav, Thorndick, B.F. Skinner) </li></ul><ul><li>Humans are influenced by their enviorment. </li></ul><ul><li>A positive response should be given </li></ul><ul><li>Different response to the same stimulus. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Quotes that Guide my Teaching <ul><li>Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world. (Albert Einstein) </li></ul><ul><li>Getting things done is not always what is most important. there is value in allowing others to learn, even if the task is not accomplished as quickly, efficiently or effectively. (R.D. Clyde) </li></ul><ul><li>I cannot teach anyone anything, I can only make them think. (Socrates) </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers open the door, but you must enter by yourself. (Chinese Proverb) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Journal Writing <ul><li>Definition: A learning tool based on the idea that students </li></ul><ul><li>write to learn. </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose: Foster learning in many ways. </li></ul><ul><li>Helps to clarify and reflect on thoughts </li></ul><ul><li>Record ideas, feelings, expressions </li></ul><ul><li>Types of Journals: </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Journals </li></ul><ul><li>Dialogue Journals </li></ul><ul><li>Reading Response Journals----Reading Logs </li></ul><ul><li>Math journals </li></ul><ul><li>Science Journals </li></ul><ul><li>Art journals </li></ul>
  14. 14. Lesson Plan: The Impact of family on Society L/S12.4 - R12.3- W12.2 <ul><li>Objective : After teacher has discussed the fundamentals of family in our society, the student will read silently for a sustained period of time the story, </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Old Grandfather and His Little Grandson” pg 74. </li></ul><ul><li>The students will evaluate information from the story in order to write a response in their notebooks or journals in a legible form. </li></ul><ul><li>After having read the story, students will answer reading comprehension questions on pg.77 </li></ul>
  15. 15. Writing Activity MWWP <ul><li>Students will be given two hand-outs: </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Old Grandfather and his Little Grandson” (This will serve as an introduction to the topic of family.) </li></ul><ul><li>“ My Right as a Parent” (to be used as a journal entry in the classroom) </li></ul>
  16. 16. Lets start writing! <ul><li>In a minimum of ten (10) complete sentences, write about your obligation, fears, duties, and what you think your “right” (derechos) as a daughter, son , parent, uncle, or aunt might be. </li></ul><ul><li>Try to emulate the writing prompt given. (Be specific and clear.) </li></ul><ul><li>You will read aloud your entry to the class. </li></ul>