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How to improve double checking?

Discussion in 'Primary' started by vikingdog, Jul 2, 2018.

  1. vikingdog

    vikingdog New commenter

    We are currently taking our summer 2 tests in year 4 and during our first test, Reading, the children have 1h 15mins. The majority opened the answer booklet first rather than reading the booklet. They believed they had finished within 30minutes and when asked to double check, they flick through the book making sure they've put an answer but dont engage with what thye have put.

    How can I teach, encourage, model the practice of double checking and rethinking about a question. The children believe they are right so don't check their reasoning.
  2. moleylong

    moleylong New commenter

    Fill out a paper/ answer some questions yourself and ask them to check your work. Make sure you do some wrong and ask them to do their checking in another colour.

    You can then look at the mark scheme together and see who picked up on your mistakes. This should show them the importance of actually rereading their responses.
  3. hammie

    hammie Lead commenter

    and embed within all their work, time for them to check and improve their work (and a partner's) before you mark it. It is also a great use of a visualiser, "work the room" find a piece that is ok but has mistakes, project it and improve together.
  4. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    'Teach' reading comprehension in lessons over the year.
    Model skim reading the text.
    Model hunting for the answers.
    hammie likes this.
  5. hammie

    hammie Lead commenter

    how dare you teach reading comprehension, how do I "like" a million times??

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