Student’s Name: Yujin
Teacher’s Name: T. Jannex
Book's name: THE ORIGIN By: Dan Brown
Levels of Proficiency
· Beginning – The student at this level struggles with his/her understanding; prerequisite and fundamental knowledge and or skills have not been acquired or developed adequately to aid understanding.
· Developing – The student at this level possesses the minimum knowledge and skills and core understandings, but needs help throughout the performance of authentic tasks.
· Approaching Proficiency – The student at this level has developed the fundamental knowledge and skills and core understandings and with little guidance from the teacher and/or with some assistance from peers, can transfer these understandings through authentic performance tasks.
· Proficient – The student at this level has developed the fundamental knowledge and skills and core understandings and can transfer them independently through authentic performance tasks.
· Advanced – The student at this level exceeds the core requirements in terms of knowledge, skills, and understandings, and can transfer them automatically and flexibly through authentic performance tasks.
It’s been a pleasure teaching Yujin this month. Yujin is a hardworking and clever student. Her diligence in attending the class is pretty impressive. This month, Yujin took the initiative to use another lesson material. She suggested to use the materials in her English academy and I’m glad she did that. I encourage her to do this more often if she thinks it will benefit her English studies.
READING AND COMPREHENSION:
Yujin’s reading skill is in Proficient level. This month, we used some of her materials in her English academy. She was very active in reading them and she took note of the important words from the English article. She understood the articles pretty well, and because the topics were mainly about Korea, she also made the effort to explain parts of it that were new to me especially those about Korean culture.
SPEAKING AND PRONUNCIATION:
Yujin’s speaking and pronunciation skills can be considered in Proficient level. She has a good accent and her intonation is excellent. She is a confident speaker, although she’s not always eager to voice out what’s on her mind. I encourage her to be more open during discussion, and not answer only in short sentences.
Yujin’s grammatical skill is in Above Approaching Proficiency level. Yujin speaks confidently in class. However, she often does that only before we begin reading the novel. I encourage Yujin to be more active in conversation, especially when she finds something interesting in the novel. Her sentences are quite impressive, because she often uses intermediate level words and her speed and volume are almost native-like.
It is highly recommended for Yujin to continue reading English materials to boost her comprehension and vocabulary. She would also benefit from getting used to taking note of the main idea in a paragraph so that no matter how long it is, she will be able to comprehend its message. To help her continue to build her vocabulary and refine her grammar, I still recommend reading appropriately leveled chapter books at home and keeping a record of new words she learns and reads. It is also recommended that the student try to cite her personal experiences as an example when stating her opinion.