Thursday, 3 September 2009

Reading strategies

Telling pupils to read a text is often an inadequate instruction if you would like them to really understand and learn about the content of the text. One of my colleagues found this eleven-point plan that can help pupils approach a text for the first time: Reading to understand a text and build your vocabulary. It can probably be used on most texts, but I think it is particularly useful when approaching somewhat complicated texts with a lot of information. Photo from flickr: "Day 79 - Focu+s"

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Literal videos

Some people had a brilliant idea and made these literal music videos where they replace the original song with a song about what is actually going on in the video. I think this Penny Lane one is hilarious. Perhaps the pupils could try this with a video of their choice...?

Video from youtube: