This whole class reading session aims to develop children’s comprehension skills through a reading of Buddhist stories teaching moral messages about anger and patience.
The resource pack includes both short stories and all of the activities for the session, which the class are guided through via a comprehensive PowerPoint presentation. This is followed by a series of activities aiming to develop children’s retrieval, explanation, inference, prediction and summarising skills. It also contains a vocabulary check immediately after the extract is read to clarify any unfamiliar/ difficult language.
The tasks are comprised of quick-check questions, solo thinking, pair/ group discussions and deeper thinking activities.
The session is best suited for children in KS2, although with minor adaptations it could feasibly be used with slightly older year groups.