Hunter River High School
Term 3 Week 3/4 Literacy Focus
This week we are back to focusing on Compound sentences, building upon the skills we worked on last week (and semester) of simple sentences. Remember two simple sentences joined together by a comma or a conjunction!
The coding strategy is designed to encourage students to monitor their own understanding of text as it is being read in class. As students read they are encouraged to mark using the symbols below which then form a the basis of a discussion to highlight the whole class understanding of the text. The teacher can help explain sections that student's 'don't understand' or can help highlight the important information and link to bigger picture issues of the topic. This is a really easy strategy that can be implemented without any additional resources and is easy to integrate into the classroom.