Interviewing Teachers

2nd Grade

Transitioning from basal reading instruction to novel studies instruction may prove to be a challenging task for the beginning teachers but the benefits are worth the effort. Novel studies doesn’t only focus upon reading and writing skills but also provides students additional perspectives through the introduction of diverse subject matters including science, social studies, and math. By forcing the students to step into new territories, novel studies help expand their critical reasoning skills as well as improve their vocabulary. Another benefit of novel studies is that it provides considerable teaching flexibility to the teachers. The teachers can also incorporate project-based activities as well as assessment strategies which encourage students to think about complex issues in depth. Students also find them engaged because they discover that they can personally relate to some novels. Similarly, novel studies also help students become more practical and allow them to see the usefulness of the acquired knowledge in the real world.