Kids are forever amazing - ProTeacher Community


Home Join Now Search My Favorites
Help


      Inspirations


Kids are forever amazing

>

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Zia's Avatar
Zia Zia is offline
 
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 9,927
Senior Member

Zia
 
Zia's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 9,927
Senior Member
Kids are forever amazing
Old 02-13-2017, 05:52 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #1

I'm trying to teach my Kindergartners the difference between fiction and non-fiction. When I asked my Urdu-speaking kiddo to define the difference, this was his response. I really do have the best job!

I think he means a painting or drawing would have texture, whereas a photograph would be smooth.


Attached Images
File Type: jpg ESL.jpg (20.5 KB, 4 views)
Zia is offline   Reply With Quote

slg's Avatar
slg slg is offline
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,005
Senior Member

slg
 
slg's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,005
Senior Member
His response!
Old 02-13-2017, 05:57 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #2

Beautifully stated!
slg is offline   Reply With Quote
Zia's Avatar
Zia Zia is offline
 
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 9,927
Senior Member

Zia
 
Zia's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 9,927
Senior Member

Old 02-13-2017, 05:59 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #3

When I had his older brother a few years ago, I asked what a character was wearing in the illustration. Most any other kid would have said pajamas. This kid said, "a polka-dotted night suit."
Zia is offline   Reply With Quote
lisa53's Avatar
lisa53 lisa53 is offline
 
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 4,438
Senior Member

lisa53
 
lisa53's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2015
Posts: 4,438
Senior Member

Old 02-13-2017, 06:03 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #4

Maybe he thought you said "non-friction" and "friction"???
lisa53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Zia's Avatar
Zia Zia is offline
 
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 9,927
Senior Member

Zia
 
Zia's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 9,927
Senior Member

Old 02-13-2017, 06:05 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #5

Eh...most Kinders wouldn't know those terms and almost definitely not an ESL one. Plus, we'd been discussing genres--I didn't ask him out of the blue. You're obviously a science teacher!


Zia is offline   Reply With Quote
Hifiman's Avatar
Hifiman Hifiman is offline
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 22,189
Blog Entries: 8
Senior Member

Hifiman
 
Hifiman's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 22,189
Senior Member
This totally makes sense now!
Old 02-13-2017, 06:11 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #6

You teach kindergarten. Only the craziest of the craziest would allow themselves to be trapped in a class with young ones.


But I gotta agree about the friction vs. fiction. Somehow that kid knows friction.
Hifiman is offline   Reply With Quote
emptynester54's Avatar
emptynester54 emptynester54 is offline
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 2,742
Senior Member

emptynester54
 
emptynester54's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 2,742
Senior Member

Old 03-03-2017, 11:37 AM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #7

I thought he was thinking of friction, too. Makes sense.
emptynester54 is offline   Reply With Quote
Zia's Avatar
Zia Zia is offline
 
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 9,927
Senior Member

Zia
 
Zia's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2015
Posts: 9,927
Senior Member

Old 03-03-2017, 06:30 PM
 
Clip to ScrapBook #8

Friction doesn't make sense in the context of a 5 year old to whom I taught the word "pencil." You know? I really think he means the way a photo would feel versus a painting.

But with ESL kids, who knows?
Zia is offline   Reply With Quote

Join the conversation! Post as a guest or become a member today. New members welcome!

Reply

 

>
Inspirations
Thread Tools




Sign Up Now

Sign Up FREE | ProTeacher Help | BusyBoard

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:16 AM.

Copyright © 2017 ProTeacher®
For individual use only. Do not copy, reproduce or transmit.
source: www.proteacher.net