Tuesday, 24 March 2015

Reading - Key Words and Summarising

In Reading we have been learning about key-words and how they are vitally important if we are to write a summary for both non-fiction and fiction texts.  Today we have been learning about key-words in non-fiction texts in particular and how if we took them away the text would lose meaning and purpose.

In asking the children to see if they understood I asked what key-words to do with rain would be. Answers given were: water, evaporation, cold, clouds, grey, droplets.  This showed that they understood the concept.

We were working with a non-fiction text to do with animal and plant adaption to the environment.  This was whole class teaching to front-load the skill.  Over the next few days the students will work in reading groups to practise.

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