Reading and Thinking across the Secondary Key Stages. Thinking about Reading for G & T Students. Reading strategies Thinking skills Choice of text material Question types and activities Encouraging independent wider reading
Reading strategies Thinking skills
“Here is a difficult newspaper article about bullfighting in Spain. I want you to decide as a group how you are going to tackle the text and use it to prepare for a debate on the pros and cons of bullfighting.
1. How will we adapt our Teaching and Learning policies in line with students’ prior knowledge?
2. What effects will the primary initiative have on the delivery of FL1 at secondary school? And does it matter if the FL1 at secondary level is actually the students’ FL2? Why? / Why not?
3. What MFL reading strategies are being taught in our primary feeder schools and how can we build on these in the secondary stage to avoid taking a step back?
Assuming no prior knowledge of FL1
Cf. Colleges of Oxford Classics Entrance Exam papers which test language aptitude. (One downloadable copy is included in your handout pack for use with your sixth form Oxbridge applicants).