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.