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Pandora's Box Observed Lesson

Discussion in 'Primary' started by rt2012, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. Help! My tutor is coming out on Thursday and requested a literacy lesson. My scheme of work which is still being prepared is myths and legends so looks at a variety from other cultures etc. I am working with a low ability year 6 (aged 11) class with quite a range of ability. There are 21 pupils in the class. I want it to be really invigorating because I have some boys who hate literacy in the class.

    I was planning on doing a lesson on Pandora's box but want some help with planning because due to the placement being my final and scariest block, it is worth 40 credits!

    Prior:
    The pupils will have looked at myths such as 'How Night Came into the World' and compare the features and see whether they could change our definition of a myth (mindmap). I would also have had a large mysterious box sitting in the room which pupils would be forbidden to look in - hopefully curiosity will get the better of some of them. I want to somehow bring in the message 'Curiosity kills the cat' if appropriate.

    Introduction:
    *Recap on myths and legends.
    * Discuss what things they would eliminate from the world if they could - Place on post it notes (and maybe in the box)
    * Did anyone look in the box? Why would they want to?
    *Use website listed in resource area to do some shared reading with class and stop before Pandora opens the box.

    Middle/main section:
    * Group pupils fairly with two groups looking at reasons why Pandora should open the box and two looking at why she shouldn't look in the box - Use A3 sheets and markers to record this. (How much time should I allocate for this?)
    * Use conscience alley for a select pupil to be Pandora and walk down a wall of pupils either side of her who give her reasons why she should open the box and why she shouldn't. - Pupil could make decision and justify it.
    * Allow pupils to sit down and with enthusiasm ask if we should read on and find out what happens...
    *Discuss whether they liked the myth.. are there any similarities with myths we have been looking at before.

    Plenary:
    * Extension: Pupils writing a sorry letter or diary entry from Pandora?
    * Getting pupils to make a summarising sentence/moral.

    Resources:
    *Post-it notes
    *Iwb
    * http://myths.e2bn.org/mythsandlegends/story562-pandoras-box.html
    *A3 sheets
    *Markers

    Differentiation: LA having more support and writing frame.
    MA: Using more feeling words. - How else can I stretch higher ability?

    Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. Help! My tutor is coming out on Thursday and requested a literacy lesson. My scheme of work which is still being prepared is myths and legends so looks at a variety from other cultures etc. I am working with a low ability year 6 (aged 11) class with quite a range of ability. There are 21 pupils in the class. I want it to be really invigorating because I have some boys who hate literacy in the class.

    I was planning on doing a lesson on Pandora's box but want some help with planning because due to the placement being my final and scariest block, it is worth 40 credits!

    Prior:
    The pupils will have looked at myths such as 'How Night Came into the World' and compare the features and see whether they could change our definition of a myth (mindmap). I would also have had a large mysterious box sitting in the room which pupils would be forbidden to look in - hopefully curiosity will get the better of some of them. I want to somehow bring in the message 'Curiosity kills the cat' if appropriate.

    Introduction:
    *Recap on myths and legends.
    * Discuss what things they would eliminate from the world if they could - Place on post it notes (and maybe in the box)
    * Did anyone look in the box? Why would they want to?
    *Use website listed in resource area to do some shared reading with class and stop before Pandora opens the box.

    Middle/main section:
    * Group pupils fairly with two groups looking at reasons why Pandora should open the box and two looking at why she shouldn't look in the box - Use A3 sheets and markers to record this. (How much time should I allocate for this?)
    * Use conscience alley for a select pupil to be Pandora and walk down a wall of pupils either side of her who give her reasons why she should open the box and why she shouldn't. - Pupil could make decision and justify it.
    * Allow pupils to sit down and with enthusiasm ask if we should read on and find out what happens...
    *Discuss whether they liked the myth.. are there any similarities with myths we have been looking at before.

    Plenary:
    * Extension: Pupils writing a sorry letter or diary entry from Pandora?
    * Getting pupils to make a summarising sentence/moral.

    Resources:
    *Post-it notes
    *Iwb
    * http://myths.e2bn.org/mythsandlegends/story562-pandoras-box.html
    *A3 sheets
    *Markers

    Differentiation: LA having more support and writing frame.
    MA: Using more feeling words. - How else can I stretch higher ability?

    Any help is appreciated.
     
  3. I'm faced with a very similar situation, except with Ofsted!
    Any suggestions would be highly welcomed!
     

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