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,Â Steffen Schmidt
How to make pupils’ mouths water to read and summarise a book
(Steffen & Yvonne, year 7)
Create an â€œexplainityâ€ video with a â€œswipe and wipe techniqueâ€
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 Â version has already really good images to make an â€œexplainityâ€ with the â€œswipe and wipeâ€ 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 â€œA lesson before dyingâ€ by Ernest J. Gaines
Because the novel is complicated we tried to find an entry to involve the students.
- pre- reading activitiesÂ (PDF)
- talking about the coverÂ (PDF)
- stills for describing charactersÂ (PDF)
- a mediation text
- main problems