Exciting times - my first literacy share on Literacy Stars!
And today, I bring you P.E.E. Mobiles.
It sounds weird but it's a brilliant way to keep track of your pupils' understanding of explaining and analysing texts.
You copy as many of the below document as you need, plus a few spares (for the ones who love to be neat and the ones who will inevitably need to redo), and chop them up (kids can do the proper cutting, you just need a quick slice!). Only hand out the 'point' mobile. Pupils cannot get the 'evidence' mobile until you've checked their work and signed them off on it - the same goes for moving to the 'explanation' mobile. Then, to top it all off, if pupils have a good explanation sorted, you hole punch the bottom of the 'point', the top and bottom of the 'evidence', and the top of the 'explanation' and give them treasury tags - they've created their mobile! And in a double-header, you've got yourself some lovely display materials acting as reminders for good practice/success criteria.
Give it a go - it's something I love doing with year seven, and although it sounds a bit claustrophobic, I promise you won't have 30 kids coming at you together - in fact, differentiate by having the higher level kids assess the P.E.E.s of those still working.
Let me know how you get on in the 'Comments', and by all means feedback on your experiences good or bad!
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