Registers[ edit ] Central Thai is composed of several distinct registersforms for different social contexts: Most Thais can speak and understand all of these contexts.
The man was ahead of his time! Holt, a Grade Five teacher, came to an epiphany about why so many of his students all seemed to dislike reading: So he decided to try a brand new approach, to get the students to associate books and reading with pleasure: I would like you to read a lot of books this year, but I want you to read them only for pleasure.
I am not going to ask you questions to find out whether you understand the books or not. Give an author thirty or forty pages or so to get his story going. Was this a teacher talking?
One girl, who had just come to us from a school where she had had a very hard time, and who proved to be one of the most interesting, lively, and intelligent children I have ever known, looked at me steadily for a long time after I had finished.
Holt, do you really mean that?
The first book she read was Dr. For a while she read a number of books on this level. After she had been in the class six weeks or so and we had become good friends, I very tentatively suggested that, since she was a skillful rider and loved horses, she might like to read National Velvet.
She tried it, and though she must have found it quite a bit harder than what she had been reading, finished it and liked it very much. During the spring she really astonished me, however. One day, in one of our many free periods, she was reading at her desk.
From a glimpse of the illustrations I thought I knew what the book was. Sure enough, she was reading Moby Dick, in the edition with woodcuts by Rockwell Kent. When I came close to her desk she looked up.
Find something, dive into it, take the good parts, skip the bad parts, get what you can out of it, go on to something else. More on that as the semester progresses.
But for now—I need to remember to encourage the joy in their reading!The Housekeeping Book (Burlington, ), a handmade book of my series of housekeeping poems, illustrated by artists Carol MacDonald and Rene Schall.
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Sep 09, · While casting about for short stories and essays to use with the Street Humanities group, I came across John Holt's essay "How Teachers Make Children Hate Reading."* It struck me as a very modern and sadly underused approach to teaching English.
The man was ahead of his time! Holt, a Grade Five teacher, came.