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English 9

The SQ3R Strategy

Name(s): _____________________________________ Date: ______________


DIRECTIONS: Given your knowledge of the SQ3R strategy in reading, answer the graphic organizer below.

5 things Your Teacher Won’t Tell You but They Want You To Do in Their Class
by Mark Ian B. Magallano and Ma. Theresa F. Navales

As a student, what do you think normally causes teachers’ disappointments and

frustrations in class?


Given the title, guess what these five things are:

1. ____________________________________________________________
2. ____________________________________________________________
3. ____________________________________________________________
4. ____________________________________________________________
5. ____________________________________________________________

Using the title as your basis, generate one question about the possible
context of the text:

Start reading the text:
To breathe in the same space with young minds and with a huge amount of information and
ideas being shared with one another- while may be intimidating to some- is the best and most
interesting environment any teacher could wish to have for his/her classroom. Thus, it only tells
us that the success of any classroom instruction does not only rely on the skills and knowledge
of the teacher, but also on the willingness of the students to learn.

Recitation Break:
Why do you think teachers find a highly-interactive class a very interesting teaching

A memorable class is a class that is filled not just with fresh ideas but more importantly,
with challenging expectations. As teachers of Araling Panlipunan and English for three and five
years respectively, here are some of the things we believe teachers like us wish to see more in
their students even without mentioning them explicitly:

1. Recite. Recite. Recite.

We appreciate students’ participation more than you know. We are impressed by your
READ high scores in the test or by your creative performance tasks, but we are astounded by
your capability to transform your powerful thoughts to striking words. No teacher gets
AND excited at entering a class with just the bulletin board and the chairs to talk to. Hence,
get rid of that shyness or nervousness as your excuse. Knowledge can be put into best
RECITE use when shared.

Recitation Break:
Based on your experience, what normally causes students’ shyness or nervousness in
reciting in class?

2. Reading is the key.

Not because we are the teachers, we must spoon-feed you with all the information you
need. Our main goal is to facilitate your learning, not to pamper you. As students, you
should also be responsible for your own learning. Reading: therefore, plays a vital role in
making classroom discussions more meaningful and thrilling. Similar to your usual
chitchats with friends, when more people are sharing their own stories and are
contributing their unique experiences, the conversation becomes more exciting. In the
classroom context, you can share more if you will read more. Consequently, the more
and newer information you share, the more remarkable you become.

Recitation Break:
In what other ways can reading be beneficial to students?
3. Be more welcoming of the challenges.
READ Nothing is more annoying than a student who always complains without looking
into possible solutions and opportunities first. We understand that being a
AND student is a struggle- we’ve been there, and probably, even way beyond there.
The reality is, wherever we are, or in whatever situation or environment we go,
RECITE challenges are inevitable. Escaping or ranting over them will not make the
workload lessened, but working on them will. We, teachers, admire students
who embrace difficulties and accept them as opportunities for growth and
development rather than a predicament. In the end, we must be reminded that
those who face more challenges are the ones who learn more.

4. Less what’s; more why’s.

In our four years of teaching, we have noticed that more students preferring
answering ‘what-questions’ than those of ‘why’s.’ It is disappointing to see how
several are just willing to answer the questions that require less thinking and
analysis, but when asked to challenge themselves by reflecting more critically,
they back out. It is alright to volunteer to read the text flashed on the board, but
it is more pleasing to hear your educated realizations and opinions on issues
and concerns that matter.

5. Nothing beats humility.

In whatever context we’re in, nobody likes the sight of arrogance.
Unquestionably, there are students who leave us in awe because of their
incredible talent or intelligence, but nothing is greater than a person who is
always willing to learn and is positively open for improvement. Sometimes,
good behaviour makes up for many things. Good scores and outstanding
projects are written and recorded but impressive deeds and values are
treasured and rewarded.

Now that you have finished reading the text, which of the five things that have been
mentioned by the authors do you think you can relate to the most? Share your
reasons or experiences that would further elaborate your answer.