Twinkle with the Year 2s!
The details of this Literacy lesson and the way it links to the Australian Curriculum as are follows:
Learning Area: English
Focus Strand: Literacy
Focus Sub Strands: Interpreting, Analysing and Evaluating - Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning and begin to analyse texts by drawing on growing knowledge of context, language and visual features and print and multimodal text structures
The text is called "Twinkle" by Nick Bland.
Click HERE to download/view the teacher's lesson plan.
This photo is the result of class discussion of reasons why the characters are sitting on the roof. Click the photo to see a larger version.
Here are some examples of the titles the students gave the book based upon their discussion of the front cover.
On a large sheet of paper students looked for clues about how the character might solve the problem presented in the story. Here is a photo:
Prediction anchor chart:
Student work samples of predictions based upon the illustration clues and inferences:
If you would like a copy of the prediction sheet click HERE to download!
Inference of character feelings based upon the text read: