Summary of Lesson & Plan
WALHT activity seek to extend my vocab.
WALHT identify and describe what the author wanted me to feel, think about or see.

TEXT: The Dolphins (PM Level 22)

This week we are continuing with our analysis of what the author's intention.  A lot of my language and instruction was structured around empowering the kids to look past the words on the page and think about concepts like the character's feelings and emotions.

Please see full plan here.

Reflection/ Next Steps:
I was really impressed by how well this group has gelled together - there is a mixture of levels in this group and some established friendships however for the majority of the group, these are learners that they do not actively choose to do learning with inside the hub.  A focus moving forward would be to encourage learners to listen to others ideas as they are all very dominant personalities and like to speak over each other but I also put that down to them being excited about moving into a new reading level.

Looking at my practice, I noticed that I do repeat a lot of my instructions and often it can sound like I am asking the kids for permission to teach.  I have established that working on my instruction is a focus for next year as I do feel that I can lose engagement when I am not being clear.

Another aspect that I noticed is that I can overlook contributions to a conversation - I did this a few times where learners would speak and I would move onto the next without acknowledgement.  I also need to work on my acknowledgements as I find that I default to words like "cool" and "awesome".

Looking at the examples that came back, I do need to work on learners confidence with tasks as I found that some learners were unable to complete either their summaries or follow ups and struggled with concepts like 'summary' and 'paragraph'.  Building those expectations from the set up and having some form of graphic organiser would be important to support the learners and give them some criteria to work towards.

We took these pieces of writing and posters and did some refining practice with the examples below.

Things To Note:
The majority of the group are Year Two learners who have just moved up to Level 21/22 (Gold) so some of the repetition of language and instructions was intentional.  They had only been introduced to some of the tools (text evaluation and vocabulary sharing) the previous week and that is why I chose to add in some of the instruction about the previous text - "Seasons and Weather".

We did not get time to test out Padlet for the discussion about the poster.  I had tried using that application with the learners before and felt that it would need more time to scaffold this learning in.

Please note that the pieces of learning below are the initial documents I received from the learners, not the pieces we worked on this week to refine.


Learning Site Content - What are the learners seeing?
 

WALHT: actively seek to extend my vocab. WALHT: identify and describe what the author wanted me to feel, think about or see. 1. After the guided reading session, learners are to finish reading the story independently. As they read through the text and find a word that is new to them, they are able to submit this through via a Google Form so as a group, we can analyse this together. 2. Learners are to complete their own evaluation of the text to help them articulate what they liked or did not like about it and justify their decision. 3. Learners are then to work through the following following up activities: - Write a summary about the text in their own words.
- Using the beginning of the text, write a paragraph about how the main character is feeling.
- Using the end of the text, write a paragraph about how the main character is feeling.

4. Learners can then use the text to help them create a poster that is advertising the swimming with dolphins experience.  What information will they add to their poster?

 
 




Charlotte
 Ella
Illy
 Ruby
 Ryan
 Zara













 







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