The students are brought together to be shown a Google Drawing that will be shared with them via the class site.
The purpose of this is to get them used to picking out key items of information from written text that they see on the internet.
This is to prepare them for next year when they are going to be collecting information about their architect and they need to pick out key points that they can use.
Link to Google Drawing exercise
Lesson Topic :- Understanding Written Research - Introduction
Year Group :- Year 11 (Jump Start )
To be able to read a piece of information from the internet and use SOLO structure to help them IDENTIFY elements, see where design work is DESCRIBED and see where decisions are EXPLAINED.
Links with the New Zealand Curriculum
NCEA Level 1 - Curriculum Level 6
Outcome development and evaluation
Critically analyse their own and others’ outcomes to inform the development of ideas for feasible outcomes.
The students know which architect they are focussing on.
They have produced some concept ideas for the layout of their posters.
They have not started the information collection about their architect or their work yet.
Access to desktop / class room computers for students with no chromebook.
The students will look at the words in the Answer Garden in detail and work through finding out what they mean as a class / team.
Reflection and Analysis
What went well.
The students worked well in their pairs to do the exercise. They read through the given text well and making them highlight sections ensured that they read through it more than once looking for specific elements.
This was the first time trying this kind of activity, and they responded well and understood why we were doing it and how it would positively impact their project work in the long run.
What still needs work.
Should I choose the teams / pairs or let them work with who they are comfortable with?
Some teams are more on to it than others so the makeup of the teams has an impact.
I only got them to highlight a couple of key things in this initial exercise. Can I get the same impact if they are looking for a longer list of things from the same text?