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help please

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by biggles_girl, Nov 10, 2017.

  1. biggles_girl

    biggles_girl New commenter

    I have a teacher training interview on the 24th and as part of the the interview i have to read for ten minutes and then carry out an activity for twenty minutes based on the book with a whole class of year fours. I dont have very much experience with key stage two but i was thinking of reading the first chapter of the Iron Man by Ted Hughes and then asking them to right a chapter to come before that, so where did the iron man come from, who made him, why did they make him? Does this sound do able. i was going to get them to discuss ideas with partner before they begin. Do I need to differentiate, how would i do this not knowing the children?
  2. sciencepanda

    sciencepanda New commenter

    ‘Write’, not ‘right’!
  3. blueskydreaming

    blueskydreaming Lead commenter

    Think carefully about what the interviewers will want to see - you building a rapport with the kids, engaging them with the text, supporting those who need support, challenging those who are higher level...
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  4. MissCleo

    MissCleo New commenter

    Year 4 may be younger than you think (this was my main issue going from KS1 into KS2), so don't expect too much of them. Writing a whole chapter will be a very daunting task for most Year 4 children and 20 minutes is not long to do it.

    Perhaps see if you can find a more creative task, like creating a story trial to summarise what they have read or write a news report based on a key event. Then when discussing the lesson after, you could bring up how, if you had a chance to teach a whole unit, you would want the end outcome to be writing a chapter.
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