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Running Comprehension – Jenny the Banker


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Running Comprehension – Jenny the Banker


Objective(s):

By the end of the activity pupils will be able to:

·     read and comprehend simple texts by answering ‘wh’ questions.

Target Language:

‘Wh’ questions

Time needed for preparation:

10 minutes

Time needed in class:

20 minutes

Level:

Year 2
Year 3

Language Focus:

Reading
Writing
Grammar

Activity Use:

Assessment
Practice
Production

Pupil Task:

Individual

Which learning institute:

School

Materials:

Jenny the Banker – Story Poster, question sheet (multiple choice), question sheet (full sentences).

Procedure before class:

1.  Print out 2 or 3 story posters.
2.  Print enough question sheets for one per child either multiple choice or full sentence answer depending on the level of the students.

Procedure in class:

1.       Stick the story posters to the wall at accessible points inside or just outside the classroom.
2.       Hand out one question sheet per pupil.
3.       Children run to the story posters to find the answers they need to complete their questions. They then run back to their desks to write the answers on their sheets.
4.       Children must leave the question sheets at their desks and not take them to the posters.

Follow Up:

The teacher can ask personalised ‘wh’ questions about the pupils. ‘wh’ questions could also be asked about their mothers/fathers/sisters/brothers or about occupations/ambitions, for example What do you want to be when you grow up?

Variations:

This activity can be carried out in pairs with one runner and one writer, or with both children running and writing in turn.

Tips:

Use the multiple choice question sheet for the weaker students and the full sentence sheet for the stronger ones.


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