Glitter and Glue Lesson Bites - Set 16 - Making Judgements
Focus for this set: Making Literary Judgements. Also known as literary criticism, this resource focuses on four aspects students should consider when forming judgements about what they read, view or listen to. These include:
- The lens through which we view texts and which is created by our experiences, beliefs and values.
- The expectations we have of a text or genre before and during our reading.
- The techniques used by the creator, the effects of those techniques and what we think about them.
- The 'So What?' What does this show us about our world or human behaviours, and why is this important/significant?
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Note, this set is suitable to a slightly older age-group than other sets. This set is appropriate for:
- Grade levels: 10-12 (A top level grade 9 class should flourish on this.)
- Year levels: 11-13 (A top level year 10 class should flourish on this.)
Note, two of my other resources work well with this; you might like to work with these first but it's not essential:
- Literary judgements (a one-pager outlining the four aspects listed above), and
- My Lens Their Lens (encouraging students to think about what creates the lens they view texts through)
In this resource you receive a set of files in PowerPoint (editable, and also easily uploadable to your Google Drive - whoop whoop) designed to last for 10 lessons including:
- A file containing the complete set of activities, answers and a bit of 'glitter' (point of interest)
- A file containing only the Glue activities and the Glitter. This can be sent to students digitally. There are spaces where students can write their answers.
- A file containing answers only, which you can share with students at the end of the fortnight so that they can mark their own work.
- Task cards to print for early finishers, emergency relief (sub work) or hard-copy homework activities. BOOM!
This resource is designed for teachers who want/need:
- A set of mini lessons to complement an area of study - each set has a different focus.
- ‘Starters’ / Bell-ringers at the beginning of lessons. Something you can put up on the screen for students to get straight into as soon as they enter the room (while you deal with the sick, the injured, the broken-hearted, the lost book, the lost shoes, the drink bottle that needs filling even though they just came in from lunch … and find your resources for this period and chuck down an ibuprofen!).
- Something ‘nuts and boltsy’ to cover the core stuff like parts of speech, language devices, punctuation etc. The stuff kids really need to know! Sure, we teach it in context … but I always used to worry about forgetting something! This is focused, quick, painless (hopefully).
- A structured programme of nuts and bolts skills/knowledge. These sets are designed to be used in order, however if you want to focus on a specific aspect (eg figurative language), then just pull that one out of your toolbox! As mentioned above, each set has 2 weeks (10 days) worth of activities. They build on from each other so that it gives you a program covering all the necessities.
- Activities for early finishers, homework or relief lessons (sub lessons).