Look at the main objects/props representing ideas from the lesson and put them in priority order. Put the reasons for your priority order on the cards and place in front of the objects.
From you KWL grid write the “what I have learned” part on individual cards and distribute to other pupils in the class. They read your ideas, compare with their own and explain the similarities and differences.
Draw a character cloud with key vocabulary to sum up the main points about the character.
Make up a mini-saga of 25 word summing up the best features of stories read in your class.
Pose a problem at the end of the lesson about a text for other pupils to solve ready for the next lesson.
Write an acrostic to sum up the main themes of the text you are studying.
Mask a picture used in text from the lesson. Invite pupils to talk about the rage of different possibilities beneath the masked picture.
Write three subheadings for the main areas explored in the lesson today. Be prepared to say how they summarise different parts of the lesson.
As a group write five sentences beginning “what if” in order to change events in a story you have read.
Write ten hot tips for writing this particular text type next time.
Make a list of questions to evaluate a web-site at the beginning of the next lesson.
Set the class up with some interview questions to prepare for your group speech in the next lesson.
As a group compose some arguments against the main points put forward in the lesson. Place them on the whiteboard to show the contrasting views.
Make up an evaluation sheet to assess the strength and weaknesses of a piece of writing.
Write three sentences of good advice for attempting the homework.
List some unusual items to add to a story and suggest ways of introducing the unusual items.
As a group make up some sentences on the card provided in order to answer the homework set. Put the most relevant sentences close to the question, less relevant sentences further away and put the irrelevant points on another table.
Design a very quick outline on your whiteboard of a board game for the book you have been reading with some key places to be shown from the text and some key complications in the plot to be resolved.
Write down five reasons for reading the book you have just finished.
On the post it notes provided compose individual sentences to make a paragraph, discuss and re-arrange the order to fit the writing purpose. Explain your choices/discussion to the remainder of the class.
Annotate the passage on OHT to show how a national curriculum level 5 could be awarded to this piece of writing.
Make up a new set of questions to accompany the English word mat.
Provide eight paragraph headings for your storyboard plan and invite the class to discuss the content of each one.
Compose three powerful sentences for opening a story.
Compose three powerful sentences for closing a story.
Using your story prop box make a flow diagram/plan for your narrative writing.
Share with the class your strategy check prompt sheet from your guided reading session.