|Vocabulary||Using prior knowledge | Unknown vocabulary | Using new vocabulary | Assisting memory|
|Reading||Using prior knowledge | Establishing a purpose | Evaluating Information | Monitoring Understanding | Recording Information | Co-operative Learning|
|Writing||Approaches to writing | Composing paragraphs | Composing extended texts ||
Use these templates to help develop your understanding of texts you are reading.
- Plot: flow diagram
- Important event/turning point: cause and effect
Cause and effect
- Download original file: File:Cause-and-effect-diagram.mm
A target map is very useful for identifying things that are important from things that are not important. Place all of the important details in the centre of the map, and all of the less-important details in the outer circle. Examples of how you might use this to deepen your understanding of a text might be:
- Important details about a character
- Settings that are significant
- Relationships that are key to the main character
- Decisions that reveal important aspects of character
Compare and contrast
Compare and contrast two characters, settings, relationships or ideas in a novel or film you have studied. How is character A similar to/different from character B?
|Item A: Orange||
|Item B: Apple||
Download original file: File:Compare-and-contrast-map.mm
- Download original file: File:Flow-chart-map.mm
One of the best ways to learn something is to teach others. A great way to learn more about the texts you are studying is to create a set of quizzes to test someone else's knowledge
Describe six characters from your text: use one adjective (describing word) and one noun (naming word) eg:
Ask a partner to group characters together using labels you have made up: related to other characters, supportive of the main character, harms another character, changes over the course of the text.
Create a list of settings in your text and match them with an event that happens at that setting. Once you have created these two lists, jumble up the settings and events and ask a partner to match them up. Can they put the event next to the right setting?