List 3 things you found out/learnt today List 3 things your neighbour has learnt today

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  1. List 3 things you found out/learnt today

  2. List 3 things your neighbour has learnt today

  3. Summarise this character/scene/chapter in 5 bullet points

  4. Summarise topic in 5 sentences – reduce to 5 words – reduce to one word

  5. 60 second challenge – sum up knowledge of text, or write down all the words you can think of to describe…

  6. Identify the key points of the lesson from anagrams

  7. Break the code to identify the 3 main points from today’s lesson (a=b, b=c…)

  8. Write 5 top tips/golden rules for…

  9. Design your own writing mat to give advice to other students about…

  10. Create a poster to illustrate the spelling strategy you have learnt

  11. Create a mnemonic which reflects the meaning of a new word or term you have learnt today

  12. Write dictionary definitions for new terms learnt today

  13. The answer is XYZ – now write the question. N.B. the question must begin with the words ‘What is…’

  14. Spot missing words in cloze summary of learning
  15. Wordsearch containing key words or information learnt during lesson – use clues/definitions to help you

  16. Poetry bingo – teacher reads/shows quotations. Pupils must spot technique and mark card

  17. If the aim of the lesson was set as a question… Pupils answer questions on whiteboards – with word limit for sentence to provide extra challenge

  18. Take one minute to compose two statements in your head to explain what we have learnt and how we have learnt it

  19. In pairs, answer the question set at the start on a ‘post it’ note. Stick on board and review – did class agree?

  20. Where can you apply this skill in your HW/other subjects? Give 3 examples

  21. Choose from 5 statements on the board. Which 3 best reflect…

  22. In pairs, sequence the 5 factors/influences/events – justify your choices

  23. Prediction – what will happen next? Why do you think this?

  24. Brainstorm the conventions of the text type studied. Aim for 5 or more

  25. Use the style – in pairs or fours, tell a story in the style/genre being taught

  26. Self-assessment/target-setting - choose from a list of suggestions on OHT

  27. Show work to peer – work in pairs to set targets
  28. Teacher shows extract from previous pupil’s work – students identify 3 strengths and 3 pieces of advice for redrafting

  29. Answer teacher’s questions without saying yes or no

  30. Fist of five – pupils assess effectiveness of an image or technique by holding up the appropriate number of fingers

  31. True or false – hold up card/whiteboard to show whether statement on OHT is true or false

  32. Write the epitaph for a character you have been studying

  33. Write a short blurb for a new book jacket

  34. Jigsaw feedback – groups work on different parts of task, then reform to share findings

  35. Envoying – representatives travel to other groups to share findings, then report back to ‘base’

  36. Group ‘show and comment’ on what was learnt – on OHT

  37. Feedback to whole class by one or two groups only – according to rota or roll of dice

  38. Change role – student as teacher. What questions would you ask the class and why?

  39. Groups of 3, numbered 1-3. Put up 3 statements on OHT which individuals must explain to group

  40. Set ‘who wants to be a millionaire’ questions for your neighbour or other groups
  41. Quick-fire oral quiz to review/revisit learning

  42. Label a diagram or illustration – one word in each box

  43. Brainstorm or mind map of what has been learnt during lesson

  44. Graphic summary of lesson – steps, flowchart

  45. Pictures/cartoons – which would you put with the day’s learning and why

  46. Pictionary – draw the word without speaking or writing

  47. Tension chart – give score out of 5 for tension at various points in text. Plot on graph and review findings

  48. Simple timeline of events in chapter/scene

  49. Drama activity – freeze frame summary

  50. In role answering – hot seating activity

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