Week 7 Literacy Tip of the week: Last week students have been guided to use a KWL template when reading.
Week 7 Literacy Tip of the week: Last week students have been guided to use a KWL template when reading. KWL stands for what do I already Know, what do I Want to learn and what have I Learnt?. It’s a simple way to engage prior knowledge, with the text as they read and summarise at the end. It is also a really handy revision tool when reading in preparation for exams.
Week 8 Literacy Tip of the week: This week students have been using an Anticipatory Reading Guide. Much like the KWL last week this one is about activating prior knowledge and giving a purpose to reading which helps make it meaningful and memorable.
What we’re reading: Mr Carroll has been The Last Days of John Lennon by James Paterson is the story of John Lennon's life and career, from his earliest days up to his shocking assassination. While Mr Carroll picked it up hoping to learn more about the assassination he found himself learning a lot more about Lennon's life and the history of The Beatles. He has enjoyed the read which goes to show first impressions may be wrong about a book, even when we judge them by their cover, or title, they can be pleasantly surprising when we stick with them.
Screen-Free activity of the week: When you flick through the junk mail or watch television together (so not entirely screen free - but language based!), talk about the language the advertisers have used to make you want to buy their products. Encourage your child to think about how the language makes the advertising claims believable, and what information they leave out and what that also tells us.