Exploring activities and creating strategies to promote reading and stimulate learning.
Exploiting the printed page with screen and paper.
Group leaders: Lilo Bohnsack, John Lemon
Group members: Beate Albert, Denise Arrandale, Yvonne Linke, Leonie Pohl, Steffen Schmidt
How to make pupils’ mouths water to read and summarise a book
(Steffen & Yvonne, year 7)
Create an “explainity” video with a “swipe and wipe technique”
of Bill’s New Frock by Anne Fine for the first impulse and have a first look at the cover:
Students could be motivated through this video and might want to create a video themselves after reading.
This version has already really good images to make an “explainity” with the “swipe and wipe” technique.
Enjoy the 1st video: #upload of steffen and yvonne’s video#
READING: After reading the book (pleasure) the students (year 7) are asked to summarize the whole book in 50 words and make a video.
Making a novel more accessable
(Beate & Denise, sixth form)
We worked on the novel “A lesson before dying” by Ernest J. Gaines
Because the novel is complicated we tried to find an entry to involve the students.
- pre- reading activities (PDF)
- talking about the cover (PDF)
- stills for describing characters (PDF)
- a mediation text
- main problems