Senior Hub 2 Reading

We do not have different "Reading" and "Writing" plans in Senior Hub 2 (and we are in the process of changing the names of the pages on the site). This Term in the Year 6/7 Hub, we will be planning literacy workshops to meet the needs of the students and "fill gaps" or attend to areas of need to support our students in reaching the National Standards. Therefore, planning too far in advance is not possible, the teachers and students will be planning as we go by looking at our work and looking at the national Standards and deciding what needs to be taught/ worked on/ improved/ practised. We start the term by looking at writing effective conclusions as we wrap up our inquiry learning (essays) from Term 3. We are also looking at Viewing and Presenting- effective ways to present the information we have found that will attract our audience.


Reading Success Criteria Term Two Week 7-11

Reading in Week 7-9 will be to support the student's inquiry outings.

Children will work with teachers in their inquiry groups based on the inquiry outing they chose.  Teachers will sub-group within this to cover the following reading needs:

 Group 1       WALHT find keywords and take brief notes from texts supplied by the teacher, in a guided reading group.     I have read three texts supplied by the teacher and have taken notes
 Group 2     WALHT do an effective Google using key words
Scan (Google summary, headings and sub-headings to find if a text is useful)
Skim (quickly skim read looking for key words)
Close read - closely read a selected text and use strategies for defining unknown vocabulary and putting new ideas into context.    
 Group 3 WALHT do all of the above and more accurately discriminate between useful and non-useful texts based on relevance, bias and authority of source.

BMX What Next?

Learning to research

Independent researchers


Teacher will guide children through  relevant reading.

Children will use Google and library searches to source their own information and take notes.


Take notes in a guided group

Take notes from their reading

Organise notes into categories in a guided group

Organise notes into categories and seek further detail from reading.

Write an explanation with simple paragraphs.

Write an essay with an introduction, paragraphs with a main idea and supporting detail and a suitable conclusion.  The essay will follow a logical progression towards making a point.

In week 6 we will be building on the reading skills we have learnt in the first five weeks of term:
How to identify key words
How to substitute key words with synonyms (words that mean the same)
How to do an effective Google search
How to skim (look through headings and key words to find out if it is a useful reading)
How to scan (how to speed read to find key words within the body of the text)
How to identify bias and reliability of source (level 4+)

In our literacy project time this week we will have lots of chances to practice these skills.  We expect five sources to be noted and three sources read in detail.
At this level the children are mainly grouped according to the strategy need, not their reading level.  The strategy could be taught and practised using a range of texts at the level of the children.