As the children move up through the reading levels they are looking for activities that challenge them and let them extend their knowledge as they are beginning to read to learn instead of just learning to read. While they like the familiar format using sequencing and word work, they have also begun to attempt to create their own activities and try their hand at finding further information from their text. They have found that orally recording their tasks is another way the activities are able to be completed along with retelling stories, listening to their fluency and justifying their answers.
I have been able to used the Solo Taxonomy Venn diagram template that I drew up in Term 1with a group of learners. We used it orally with the children helping me to write in the words. They were amazed to be able to quickly see similarities and differences that weren't specifically set out in the text but with further discussion became apparent.
|Using the Venn diagram to compare similarities and differences.|