The second edition of this popular pack now contains 24 colour pictures and a set of related questions for discussion. It is designed to develop inferencing and reasoning skills in children at Key Stages 1 and 2. Mind mapping strategies for use during the discussions are also described.
The activities provided promote verbal discussion. More able children can be encouraged to record their answers.
The sheets can be in one-to-one sessions or in groups. Many children benefit from group discussions where they have the opportunity to listen to the opinions of others. They may discover that sometimes, there are no right or wrong answers to questions.
The National Curriculum programme of study for English reflects the importance of spoken language and recognises that it underpins the development of reading and writing.
The ability to make inferences is a key target at each level of the Reading Comprehension sections.
- Developing inferencing and verbal reasoning;
- Taking differing views into account;
- Extending ideas in light of discussion.
Age Range: KS1 – KS2, 6yrs. – 11yrs.
Curriculum Targets: P scales; Speaking, Listening, Learning. KS1/KS2 English.
Format: PDF file 54 pages, 5 pages of instructions and strategies, 24 pages of colour illustrations plus black and white line drawings of all the illustrations. Available as a download, 13MB or on CD.