Have I got a Friday treat for you - tonight, I bring you not one, not two, but three posters to help with reading and essay writing in the classroom.
One is on the process of moving between 'Understand', 'Explain' and 'Analyse' when reading and analysing a text - it provides basic questions to explain what pupils should be looking for.
A second is on what to think about when reading a book in lessons - from how they personally feel about it, to the author's messages and meanings, and everything in between.
And finally, you have in the collection a reading comprehension pathway. It's an archaic name for a process we do everyday when writing based on a central text - it's a flow chart of how to tackle the simplest of reading tasks.
The beauty of these PDF posters is that they could be used in classroom displays as general reminders, or as A5 sheets in pupils books to help them in their everyday work - or both! Regardless, they're a colourful way of remembering what the success criteria is in reading tasks, and suitable for KS2 and lower KS3.
You can find these delights on my TES homepage, where there is a nominal charge for downloading.
Please don't modify without permission - and, as always, let me know what you think and how you use these, I'm eager to know!
Literacy Stars is the creation of a secondary school English teacher who loves nothing better than a good resource and seeing kids enjoy reading and writing.