Caroline Cane, Probationer teacher at Nethermains is really excited to share this story from her P4 class:
We were developing our understanding of a short text we watched online using our reading strategies.
First, we recorded everything we knew about treasure and put the word treasure into an extended sentence.
Here is an example from one of our pupils:
‘Pirate Pete was on a mission to find the hidden treasure when he arrived on a small island because he found an old treasure map in his ship’.
We then worked as visualisers and drew what we thought the story was going to be about based on the still image that Mrs Cane showed us.
Next we discussed who the character was and why they were looking for treasure. We created our own questions for our shoulder partner to answer.
One of our pupils independently wrote a fantastic summary of the text and used some interesting vocabulary.
Pupils from Nethermains Primary School have been discovering their inner poets by using autumn as their inspiration and developing their active literacy skills by creating some exciting new poetry. They worked co-operatively to create a list of exciting vocabulary and ventured on a walk in their local wooded area as a stimulus for their writing.
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This document ‘Practical Solutions for Early Intervention’ can be found in all Falkirk Council early level establishments.
It contains practical examples of learning experiences aimed at talking and listening, reading and writing.
This is a valuable document and embraces the aims of Falkirk Council’s Literacy Strategy.
The scanned document can be accessed from here: Practical Solutions for Early Intervention.
For more information, please contact the Curriculum Support Team at Camelon Education Centre.