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Primary School Teaching UNI Interview

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by xbubblegumx, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. Hi everyone :)
    I have an interview soon for primary school teaching QTS with English as my specialist subject. I am fine on current educational issues, personal interview and group discussion, I am just a little bit stuck on how to do my presentation. It tells me I have to choose a childrens book of my choice, read part of the book or show the contents for no more than 1 minute, then I have to share my ideas about how I would use this book with an age group of my choice in a lesson. So far all I can think of is picking out sentences and underlining the verbs etc. Can anyone think of anything better? Also, i'm abit stuck on how to do it!
    Any help would be appreciated. Thankyou!
     
  2. Hi everyone :)
    I have an interview soon for primary school teaching QTS with English as my specialist subject. I am fine on current educational issues, personal interview and group discussion, I am just a little bit stuck on how to do my presentation. It tells me I have to choose a childrens book of my choice, read part of the book or show the contents for no more than 1 minute, then I have to share my ideas about how I would use this book with an age group of my choice in a lesson. So far all I can think of is picking out sentences and underlining the verbs etc. Can anyone think of anything better? Also, i'm abit stuck on how to do it!
    Any help would be appreciated. Thankyou!
     
  3. quietlydetermined

    quietlydetermined New commenter

    I would suggest that it would be beneficial to choose a book before you decide the ways in which you could use it.
     
  4. I have already chosen a book, its called '***** the wimp' by anthony browne. :)
     
  5. wheek

    wheek New commenter

    Good book. You need to explain why you chose that book. For what purpose is this a good book to use? What messages does it help to deliver to the children? It would fit well with English and PSHE getting children to discuss the words the author has used to describe how the character is feeling as he is being bullied.
    It fits well with the unit stories that raise issues and dilemmas, because the character has an issue- you can ask the children what they think the character might do to resolve his dilemma.
    The children could then write in role of *****, their solution to the issue, getting them to form an opinion for themselves.
    Its a good choice and you just need to demonstrate why this book would be useful within a classroom and in what context. Good luck!
     
  6. Thankyou so much ktmac15 for your response :) it has really helped me! Ok, glad that you think the book is a good choice because I almost changed the book! My brother who is 8 also really loves the book. He doesn't normally like reading but he's always asking me to read it over and over!
    Thanks for your response! :)
     
  7. Tendency on this sort of presentation is trying to do too much. You only have minutes to get the subject across and engage (imaginary) children, so choose the passage carefully - preferably something self-explanary than one that requires a lot of background info - and just have one or at most two points for discussion. Use paired discussion to get everyone involved, with answers on individual whiteboard.
     

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