Teaching as Inquiry - Literacy
Inquiry Goal/ Problem-
My student's ideas in Writing and Reading at times are limited and lack critically thinking/ depth in their responses and ideas. Students need work on their oral language to enhance their critical thinking in reading and their responses in writing.
Week 3 - Oral language Task. - Links to Writing and Reading.
Students are going to individually take notes about birds. ( WALT- take notes and gather important information). This was scaffolded to my target learners. This was successful, students started to develop deeper thinking questions about birds and the learning.
Students will get into groups of four and discuss each of their findings. While one person talks the others will record ideas and take notes. ( I will be using the Shenna Cameron and Louise Dempsey 2016 Oral language Book) I will model this before the lesson and use a timer for each person to talk. I am hoping to see students talking about their notes and becoming more familiar with the topic and vocabulary which will help as they move towards a deeper level of thinking. The students will be in mixed ability groups which should provide support for lower learners.
Other opportunities to promote oral language and critically thinking:
-Question Dice - To allow for critical questions to support the student's inquiry.
- Say it square
You are ….Say why …
You are ….Name 3 …
You are ….What did …?
You are ….How did … feel …?
You are ….Explain how …
You are ….Who was …?
You are ….In your opinion …
You are …. Talk about
You are …. Describe ….