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I'm a passionate PYP teacher who loves to work with young inquiring minds. I am an enthusiastic facilitator who brings inquiry into the room making it buzz with wonder. These resources have helped make my teaching and learning process an amazing journey !

I'm a passionate PYP teacher who loves to work with young inquiring minds. I am an enthusiastic facilitator who brings inquiry into the room making it buzz with wonder. These resources have helped make my teaching and learning process an amazing journey !
Visual Language - Viewing & Presenting
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Visual Language - Viewing & Presenting

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An easy provocation to tune into the unit, “Sharing the Planet”. This can be used to integrate the language strand, viewing & presenting with the unit of Inquiry. **Conceptual understandings : Visual texts have the power to influence thinking and behavior. Interpreting visual texts involves making an informed judgment about the intention of the message **Learning Intention : Explain how relevant personal experiences can add to the meaning of a selected image. write and illustrate a personal response. The resource comes with an image, a thinking routine and reflection questions to bring in both prior knowledge about the unit and the language skill, viewing and presenting.
English language : Listening & Speaking
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English language : Listening & Speaking

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A quick lesson plan. Addressing the four strands while working with language is very important. It is also very important to address the attributes of the learner profile in the language class as well. This Resource encourages students to work in pairs, discuss the read aloud, make notes and conclude with a reflection on the attributes of the learner profile. Having students work in pairs, bring in agency; Voice Choice & Ownership while working on the given task. They are given the time to collaborate, think and discuss the character in the story. THey also bring in their own perspective while addressing both listening & speaking. This resource can be used with any story / text or even a poem. The questions aid as a provocation to help them think and document their thinking using the given graphic organizer.
Attributes of the Learner Profile
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Attributes of the Learner Profile

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Understanding the Learner Profile for new learners is a task. This is an easy template that can be used both for new learners as well as existing PYP learners. The students first try and understand each image and write out their understand of what they know. Later the teacher can then discuss each image helping them to check themselves. Once done, the last page is a self-assessment sheet that can be used to help each learner assess themselves. It ends with a short reflection of the task.
EXPLORING IDENTITY
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EXPLORING IDENTITY

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This resource can be used to explore Identity while working through the Unit, ‘Who We Are’. It can also be used to enhance their research skills through literacy. Before you begin any fiction book / story book / novel, a short engagement can be planned to help students, understand the book / the character before they begin an in-depth reading. While working with Language, research skills can come into play to dig deeper into the character, thus enhancing both their reading, listening and speaking skills.
PARAPHRASING PRACTICE
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PARAPHRASING PRACTICE

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Now that we have learned how to paraphrase, lets practice it. This is a mini revision of what is learned and how we can now incorporate this skill into our writing. Paraphrasing can likewise be valuable when complex data needs to be rearranged for a gathering of individuals with a less specialized foundation need / someone who needs extra help in understanding complex text or needs to have a comprehension of the subject. Rewording can be very useful and consequently essential when extensive / large data or complex measures of data/text needs to be discussed or comprehended. It becomes essential when the correspondence of this data needs to be improved for some other reason. Use this resource to help explain, understand, practice and revise the skill of paraphrasing.
Written Language - Paraphrasing
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Written Language - Paraphrasing

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When we describe something we have heard, we often repeat the same idea but use different words. A paraphrase is a restatement of another persons ideas using our own words. You can use paraphrasing in writing as well. Repeating the author’s ideas in your own words shows that you truly comprehend the original idea. The paraphrasing skills that you learn as you explore your theme will also be useful later when you integrate ideas from different texts or articles that is used to make a reference. This resource is a teacher instructed like a mini lesson plan to help begin with the idea of paraphrasing. This lesson can conclude with a simple checklist both for teachers as well as students. Ask for feedback on your paraphrase. Does the paraphrase have the same meaning as the original? Is it written in your own words? Is it grammatically correct?
Newspaper Analysis
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Newspaper Analysis

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Analyzing a News report can be interesting when you ask the right questions. Using a Graphic Organizer helps the learner organize their thoughts and enables them to read through the lines. Learning Outcome : Discuss a newspaper report and tell how the words and pictures work together to convey a particular message. This News analysis can be used for group work and also individually. It will enhance their writing skills and also encourage them to incorporate the same skill in the unit of inquiry. The text and the images act as a provocation for their thoughts about the incident and gives them learner autonomy to summarize it in their own words.
Reflecting On the Learner Profile
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Reflecting On the Learner Profile

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While working with the units of Inquiry or a simple reading, we can always halt and reflect on a learner profile. This resource can be used to reflect or assess the learner’s understanding of the attributes of the learner profile. Can be used as a provocation before beginning a unit on “Sharing the Planet” or before we tune into a new story to read.