'Big' reading using graded readers: The woman in black. Students to listen and read Chapter 4 of this from the screen (up to 23:00). Their task afterwards is to each create a diagram, picture or map of the action of this chapter. They are encouraged to look at each other's for help/ideas.
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Prediction: Copy down and predict these 18 questions about what happens when children meet a ballet dancer.
Is the dancer male or female?
What are the two 'give aways' that the person is a dancer?
Which bird does the costume look like?
Can the dancer do a back-flip?
What's her favorite ballet move?
At what age did she start?
When does the dancer get nervous?
Are the boys interested in ballet?
Has the dancer ever been dropped?
Does the dancer get dizzy doing turns?
How many of the children did some dancing?
What's inside the shoes? (apart from feet)
How often are the shoes changed?
What do her toes look like?
The ballerina cracks which part of her body?
At what age do ballerinas generally stop dancing?
What will the dancer do when she gives up dancing?
What accident occurs at the end?
Reading captions: Using Kids meet a ballerina play while showing captions.
Which questions did you predict? Then, in the same groups of 4, randomly choose 1 person. The other 3 'kids' ask questions along the lines of Kids meet someone from Japan, or Syria etc.
Information text: What questions might you be asked about this text? William will test you on this tomorrow!
Dibs in search of self:
1. Are the 6 texts, A to F, in the correct order?
2. Which 3 texts end with a full sentence?
3. Which text starts with the shortest sentence?
4. Does every text contain questions?
5. Is Dibs a boy or a girl?
6. What made Dibs frightened? (B)
7. What time does Dibs usually go home (A)
8. How does Dibs react to the music? (C)
9. How many of the four people mentioned believe in God? (D)
10. Whose love isn't Dibs sure of? (E)