Robins had an excellent English lesson this morning. They had written up some tales of fear.
Using a peer assessment sheet they looked for certain criteria in their partners work.
They looked for:
• clear paragraphing
• simple sentences to show fear
• subordinating conjunctions
• figurative language
We were very impressed with how they checked and assessed. Lots of children were ensuring their partners was good but they had ideas on how it could be better.
Samaiya asked if Mrs Sabir could re-read one of her sentences and she and her partner Kenny were struggling with choices of words for one sentence. Mrs Sabir asked her why she thought the sentence may not be right and she said “It just doesn’t sound right.” This is a great way to help edit. Usually if it does not sound right, it usually isn’t.
They worked on the sentence and discussed what they meaning the of the sentence was and they all came up with a suitable word choice.
This ties in with the guided reading we do, where we discuss what words mean and how the meaning changes slightly in a sentence depending on how it is used.
Well done Robins. Lots of children showed good learning behaviours in English and received silver cards!