Last week we used this TimesOnline article as our class text and to learn more about Darius Knight. We began by reading it as a whole class and highlighting new vocabulary. We then decided which bits were the most important and these notes were collected on the IWB in bullet points.
Darius’ early life touched a chord with many of them and a very interesting conversation about home lives ensued. It is during these unplanned moments that some of the most important conversations and incidental learning can take place.
The children used these notes to plan, edit and redraft their biographies of Darius Knight. Their motivation to write was a pleasure to see.
The plan was to publish their work today but the children had other ideas……
To be continued…….