This unit of work is 10-weeks of planning and addresses the broad textual focus of informative writing. Teachers are encouraged to select a specific informative text type to focus on throughout the unit e.g. information report, factual description, explanation. In addition to this, learning is consistently personalised to each students’ interests and ability level as there are various content topics for students to write about e.g. objects, animals, phenomena and numerous scaffolds and differentiated resources throughout. The topic of Informative Texts is again reinforced throughout pair and small group reinforcement tasks that take place with the class SLSO. Students complete these tasks with 1:3 (maximum) support on a rotational basis throughout each 2-week learning cycle.
Alongside this, the class teacher will be conducting the 1:1 Reinforced Reading component of the MultiLit Program. Levelled Informative Texts are read by the students at least once per 2-week learning cycle. The Pause, Prompt, Praise delivery of the program will allow the teacher to gauge reading fluency, accuracy and comprehension (verbally discussed after each 15 min reading session). The teacher will select 5 words of difficulty from the session and these are recorded by student in the back of their English book. Throughout the plenary of each lesson, the student will use each word in a written sentence in their books.
Assessment of student goals, strengths and areas for improvement are consistently assessed via teacher questioning and discussion. The core key questions of the unit will be informally discussed and assessed using a student friendly Assessment Rubric throughout Weeks 9 and 10.
• Complete a series of Literacy assessments which will benchmark their ability and areas for progress
• Complete MultiLit’s 1:1 Reinforced Reading Program twice per week and have their progress assessed and charted fortnightly
• Work in pair and individual settings as they complete levelled work on Informative Texts.