Find it! Note it! Use it! Presented by Leading Literacy Teachers Primary National Strategy Aims To consider progression in using research skills To explore the skills of note taking from texts To share practical ideas to support pupils in gathering information
Primary National Strategy Research Skills Five inter-related components Determining existing knowledge and specific area for research Sourcing and evaluating reference material Using alphabetically ordered materials Locating the information within the identified page or screen Note-making
Primary National Strategy Progression in Research Skills See pages 1 3 Highlight progression through identified components Primary National Strategy Find it! Activity Use the question hand to focus research and gather
information Who was mummified? What else was mummified? When were people mummified? Where did mummification take place? Why did mummification take place? How did mummification take place? Primary National Strategy Graphic Organisers
KWL grid Quad grid Spider diagrams Pyramid diagrams Sue Palmer skeletons Primary National Strategy
K W L Find it! Use the question hand to devise research questions about . Use the texts to find answers to your questions Primary National Strategy
Techniques to navigate texts Skimming Scanning Close reading Key words
Headings and subheadings Contents and indexes Primary National Strategy Jigsaw You are sitting in your home group. Your group task is to produce a poster about life in Victorian times. First you must carry out some research! You need to join an expert group. 1 Homes 2 Clothing
3 Food 4 The Railways 5 Schools Now move sensibly to your expert groups! Primary National Strategy Expert Groups Read your text. As a group, agree on three important pieces of information
to include in the poster. Move back to your home groups. Primary National Strategy Home Groups Take it in turns to feedback your important points.
Remember to demonstrate effective speaking and listening. Primary National Strategy Note it! Reasons for taking notes: Focuses attention Encourages the reader to make sense of the text Encourages the reader to begin reflecting
upon the ideas in the text Acts as a brief aide-memoire. Primary National Strategy Note it! Note taking may include:
Close reading/listening Making sense of the original text Determining what is relevant Identifying relationships between ideas Transforming the language of the original into a form which is meaningful to the reader Abbreviating language to produce a concise summary Primary National Strategy
Note it! What sort of problems do pupils often encounter when making notes? Primary National Strategy Note it! Problems might include: Lack of purpose Pupil not monitoring their own reading Lack of ownership Over dependence upon the language of the original
Failure to use an effective note taking strategy Primary National Strategy Note it! Activity - Draw a Story Purpose: to make pictorial notes to support the retelling of a story.
Fold your paper into 8 Number each box Listen carefully to the whole story Listen carefully as the story is read a section at a time After each section, you will be given 1 minute to draw the key elements of that part of the story. Cut along the folds to make pictorial prompt cards Use the cards to help you retell the story.
Extension on the reverse of each card, make a bulleted list of the items you have drawn. Use these key words, instead of the pictures, to support your retelling. Primary National Strategy Note it! Supporting note taking Physically limit the space available to record notes Provide grids to give research activities a purpose Provide constructive feedback for pupils Encourage pupils to gradually move towards their own
preferred note taking forms textual, visual, diagrammatic Show pupils how to use presentational devices such as headings, sub headings, layout, and size of writing. These can be used to emphasise the relationship and significance of notes. Primary National Strategy KWL What do you know about? PIRATES!
Primary National Strategy KWL What do you want to know about? PIRATES! Primary National Strategy KWL
What have you learnt about? PIRATES! Primary National Strategy Use it! Grouping information Shared writing modelling converting notes into prose - paragraphing Primary
National Strategy Literacy Outcomes Outcomes should be imaginative, varied and as real as possible. F ormat L anguage
A udience P urpose Primary National Strategy Resources Please see list of useful resources to support the teaching of research skills (participants pack)
Primary National Strategy Home time! Primary National Strategy
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