Man on the Moon for guided reading

During the last week of the Christmas term I used the John Lewis Christmas advert in our guided reading sessions to develop the children’s inference and deduction skills. We watched the video once and used talk partners to discuss key questions such as:

  • How long had the elderly man been living on the Moon and how did we know this?
  • What kind of personality did the girl have?
  • Why did the man have a tear in his eye?

After the initial group discussion, the children split off into pairs where they have to verbally answer the question as if they were writing it. They use their talk partner to give them feedback on how they can improve their answer. Only then are they allowed to write it down without being a ‘parrot’ (copying the answer from someone else!)

The children really engaged with this and I had some fantastic answers whilst also bringing a bit of festive spirit to the classroom!

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s