Tag - scaffolding

Reciprocal Reading

A strategy that encourages pupils to think about their own thought process during reading. It helps them become actively involved and monitor their comprehension as they read. It teaches students to ask questions during reading and helps make the text more comprehensible. Reciprocal reading reciprocal_teaching_bookmark

ATOS Text Analyser

A great vehicle through which to assess the appropriate level of the text you are asking students to analyse. Click here for Text Analyser Click here for Book Analyser (digital) Click here for Bookfinder Use ATOS Conversion Levels to help you convert ATOS levels to appropriate reading ages to assess suitability of texts

Reading Frameworks: Thinking hard

Use these templates to help students to chunk down the reading process and aid comprehension. It works well to model good practice for students to utilise in their independent study time. Thinking Reading Deconstruction Frame History example 2 History example 1

Scaffolding to support (English)

Use arrows to pose questions to help scaffold analysis of text, the level of challenge is indicated by the colour of the arrow. Scaffolding for pupils who need support

A story of…

Sometimes when a skill might be being assessed, the “answer” does not suffice, the journey a pupil takes is key. Pupils clearly outline each step of their approach to a question or answer they have constructed.This forces them to be concise in their explanations. This can be performed both verbally or in a written format and …

Target language cards/chatty mats

Use these cards to reward children for using target language within MFL lessons or just for subject specific vocabulary. Additionally chatty mats can contain regularly used phrases and sentence starters to help students feel more confident in articulating their learning in class. Target Language cards

Keynnections

Using the analogy of a tube map pupils try to justify and make links between topics, or additionally demonstrate how one thing leads to another. For each station on the journey another point must be made. See below for examples with and without scaffolding. Keynnections Keynnections scaffold    

Most likely to…

Give the pupils a couple of creative scenarios with two options to choose from. Then get them to justify why. For example, “Who is the most likely to win in a fight? Macbeth or King Lear?” most likely to

Challenge mat

Challenge mat – Use this as either a planning tool or as a template to stretch children’s misconceptions in relation to a topic. Include these 4 categories of questions: standard questions, questions that confuse, questions about what it’s not – misconceptions, questions that apply a skill and explore links. Challenge Mat Challenge Mat_Eng Romeo and …