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Help... Y1 Hot seating lesson.

Discussion in 'Primary' started by paperchase, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. hi
    have you considered the content or quality of the questions you expect your children to ask? (a bit like the difference between literal questions and higher order questioning during reading sessions) e.g. i would expect your LAs to ask very straight forward questions (even with support) and maybe your A to come up with the same type of questions independently. Your HAs to ask questions which show understanding of the character beyond the literal - such as motive, background to character (how did you become a superhero? Who trained you? What's your best power?). Also, if you expect chidlren to record their questions, then structure and phonics will also come into your differentiation.
    In order for the children to start to think like that (ie start to consider the character beyond just what they see in the text), they need to play games like tell me more about..................., to build up a bigger picture - that way, they begin to consider the "gaps" and the things they dont know about the character - who's your mum? who do you live with? where do you live? and then this will transfer into your hot-seating, when they can actually fill in the gaps.
    Hope this makes sense


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