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Welcome to GO Talent: Readers Junior

Welcome to GO Talent: Readers Junior (suiting years 2-4 approx). This is our sample lesson. This session is likely to take around an hour to complete, and each week we have an online meeting. Sessions can be completed anywhere, anytime, and most work can be completed using our online portfolio.

It is useful for our junior students to work in two blocks of around 30 minutes, with a parent, teacher or other adult helper.

Let's begin!

PART ONE

Truth and lies... 
Truth Is Full Of Lies by GDJ
Have you ever thought about how an author makes us believe that a story is true? What books have you read that you know are definitely true or definitely full of lies?  Can you find some examples of truth and lies in a book you are reading now?


Now try one of these activities to help you to dig deeper...

This tool is called DETAILS - we can think of each petal as a detail (small piece of information).  Create a picture of a details flower with EITHER things that are true or things that are lies in a book you have read. 

This tool is called LANGUAGE OF THE DISCIPLINE - the lips remind us that words come out of our mouths! The word 'discipline' here refers to an area of learning. So this tool helps us to understand and use the special terms linked to a particular area. Create a word cloud of words that remind you that an author is telling lies! Roald Dahl would be a great author to use here.

This tool, unsurprisingly, is called UNANSWERED QUESTIONS - 'unanswered' because these are questions that you, or anyone, has answered yet. They may in fact have no real answers, but just be BIG questions that we have. These are big, deep, broad questions like 'Why might people think giants were real?'not little ones like 'What is the date today?' Use this tool to ponder why and how authors are great liars? Write some questions and ponderings. 

OR make up your own activity to explore truth and lies in a book you are reading. Check out our Reader's Links for some interesting reads.

Publish your work in your Reader's Blog in your Uspace portfolio (here there is usually a short tutorial about how to do this)



PART TWO

What are three things about YOU that make you a great reader? Draw a picture of yourself, or take a selfie, and around it write three things about you that make you a great reader.


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This tool is called DETAILS - we can think of each petal as a detail (small piece of information. Use DETAILS to list examples (and counter-examples if you like!) of times when someone is using one of these values.Create a comic strip here or simply write a list on a new page in your portfolio.

This tool is called LANGUAGE OF THE DISCIPLINE - the lips remind us that words come out of our mouths! The word 'discipline' here refers to an area of learning. So this tool helps us to understand and use the special terms linked to a particular area. Create a word cloud of words that come to mind when you think of one of these values. 

This tool, unsurprisingly, is called UNANSWERED QUESTIONS - 'unanswered' because these are questions that you, or anyone, has answered yet. They may in fact have no real answers, but just be BIG questions that we have. These are big, deep, broad questions, not little ones like 'What is the date today?' Use this tool to ponder - why have we chosen these values? Ponder your own values as well - if you really had to, what would be the four values that you chose as most important to you? Write some questions and ponderings. 
This tool is called DETAILS - we can think of each petal as a detail (small piece of information. Use DETAILS to list examples (and counter-examples if you like!) of times when someone is using one of these values.Create a comic strip here or simply write a list on a new page in your portfolio.

This tool is called LANGUAGE OF THE DISCIPLINE - the lips remind us that words come out of our mouths! The word 'discipline' here refers to an area of learning. So this tool helps us to understand and use the special terms linked to a particular area. Create a word cloud of words that come to mind when you think of one of these values. 

This tool, unsurprisingly, is called UNANSWERED QUESTIONS - 'unanswered' because these are questions that you, or anyone, has answered yet. They may in fact have no real answers, but just be BIG questions that we have. These are big, deep, broad questions, not little ones like 'What is the date today?' Use this tool to ponder - why have we chosen these values? Ponder your own values as well - if you really had to, what would be the four values that you chose as most important to you? Write some questions and ponderings. 
Click here to contact us about GO Talent: Readers for Juniors (yr 2-4)

Reader's Links

Check out 'The True Story of The Three Little Pigs' by Jon Sciezka - what do you think the 'true story' of other fairytales might be?


Read any of the Asterix series... these books could be inspired by real historical events. Can you find out more about the Romans in Europe?