Inquiry 2019

This year I am going to be focussing on generating discussion in my classroom. In my previous inquiry I underestimated the power of discussion. I loved facilitating debate and getting my students to discuss their ideas before writing. This was a huge part of my literacy programme and I believe it really supported my students to achieve in writing.

I want to focus more on generating this discussion, with the intent of using more academic vocabulary and the language of learning. I found from my inquiry last year and the Woolf Fisher data that vocabulary and the language of learning are holding my students back in all subjects.


Essentially, I am looking at the problem from my past inquiry once again, but altering my approach to see if I can achieve greater results.

Comments

  1. Thanks for the summary of the issue. I wonder whether looking into the NZC English Achievement Objectives at level 5 (and upwards into 6) might offer you insight into the sorts of language and thinking (and thinking about language) skills your approach will need to foster.

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    1. Hi Rebecca,

      Thanks for the advice, I will definitely look into those Achievement Objectives!

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