“SUCCESSFUL READING is, in some respects akin to successful detective work.” (Cramer, 1970) The essential element of making predictions while reading is exquisitely portrayed by Cramer (1970) in his article ‘Setting Purposes and Making Predictions: Essential to critical reading’. He describes the way Sherlock Holmes instructs his close friend Watson in the ‘art of deducing … Continue reading YEAR 7 Wide Reading – Reader Predictions
One of the significant achievements of the 1986 comedy Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is its ability to tell a substantial and entertaining story in the space of a single day. Although on one hand the film can be considered to be a fast-paced comedy, it does contain some deeper meanings. For example, the director John … Continue reading Movie Society review: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Last week the Arthur Holt Library hosted some activities for Year 7 and Year 8 during Science Week. Since we're all about reading, research, writing and creativity, we decided to pull together expertise from different areas and offer several sessions for our boys to attend. Our library staff ran reading workshops and a scientific curiosities … Continue reading #ScienceWeek in the AHL
When I started at Trinity in 2015, my experience in story-telling had, I might say, lapsed. I had some early experience reading aloud in my babysitting years of my early teens, but in the 10 intervening years , I hadn’t so much as picked up a picture book. My regular bookshop and library haunts had … Continue reading Story-telling: an exercise in confidence
In school today, students are often asked to conduct independent research to answer a question, find out more about a subject, or to inform a presentation to their class. We know that the research process crosses curriculums and subject areas because finding information is necessary in every discipline - in school and long after, and … Continue reading The Research Process: don’t worry, it’s normal to feel this way!
We recently had the pleasure of running Wide Reading lessons in the library with middle school boys. At its core, this meant trying to encourage the boys to read by finding them a book they would love! To do this, we had LOTS of conversations about books...which books they would recommend and why...what kind of … Continue reading Engaging the Reluctant Reader – by Ms Courtenay