Teaching and being a source of consistency for underprivileged kids is challenging, yet beyond rewarding. The vast majority of my eighth grade students read four grade levels below where they should be. My goal, as a teacher, is to teach my students the importance and necessity of empathy. I hope to accomplish this by promoting writing as a form of a healthy outlet for my struggling students.
I teach at a Title I school in Del Valle, Texas.
My classroom lacks books and normal everyday school supplies. Therefore, I feel as if my students are hindered by the lack of resources and supporting materials. I aim to promote literacy for my students (mainly ESL and ELL students). I want to allow the concept of choice in my classroom. Choice of books being read and the materials to aid in better enhancing student literacy. Being that this is a high poverty area, my students unfortunately lack exposure to the beauty of reading and writing due to a lack of funds.
Education is the single most important factor in breaking the poverty cycle.
A little less than half of my students are either ESL or LEP, not to mention that I have one class that contains four students who just moved to the United States less than two years ago.
Despite all of this, my ESL students are expected to take all of their STAAR tests in English.
I watch them struggle to read and write in all English without any Spanish reference or assistance (excluding a Spanish/English dictionary). Due to the fact that these students struggle to fluently speak/write in all English, they become disengaged because of the language barrier.
With the help of these translation devices, I will aid in their comprehension and engagement. As a result, their growth in STAAR scores are bound to grow!
Language Translator Device with Camera Translation Function WiFi or Hotspot 2.4 Inch Touch Screen Support 106 Languages Two Way Voice Translation for Travelling Learning Business Shopping (Black)
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