Learning Design Question
- What do students need to think about?
- How can I assist them?
|Types of performing.· Show pictures of the Sideshow Alley performers doing their tricks on an OHT.· Denotation/Connotation activity as a class with words put forward by you (taken from the article), as well as by the students after viewing the pictures.|
- What do the students already know about types of performing?
|· Dialogue as a class – about any experiences the students may have had; what did the photos indicate?; is anyone familiar with these types of performances?; are they dangerous? Etc.|
- Can we organise what we know?
|· Categorise any types of performances on the whiteboard, and any acts that fall under those performances (eg, sword-swallowing under ‘Sideshow’). Only organise the information relevant to the article to focus the students’ thinking.· Compile information into a KWL chart, completing only what the students already know and what they want to learn.· Prediction Cloze using simplified text completed individually.· Read the simplified text.|
- How can I further assist students?
|· Auditory Discrimination Task using the video provided on the Daily Telegraph website.· Read the article individually.· Synonym Cloze to be completed in pairs.|
- What can we do now? / What can we think about now?
|· Reverse cloze. To be completed in pairs.· Three-level guide. To be done in mixed ability groups of 4-6 students· Complete the KWL chart – ‘what have we learned’ column.|