Embedding English: Collaborative Reading
Thanks to Jo Styles from South Essex College for sharing this with me – interesting approach for working on reading skills in collaborative ways.
Level 2 Beauty students had a lesson on reading comprehension & different reading strategies . This took place in the Super Classroom at Southend. It was a large class and the space enabled the learners to be split into smaller, manageable groups taking advantage of the open space.
It was interesting to observe how differently learners interacted with the different resources, using windows to respond to connect questions instead of post-it-notes. Reading tasks appeared to be far more engaging when bean bags were deployed to sit on. Equally the task of writing a set of instructions on how to complete a beauty application was executed collaboratively using large rolls of paper. This achieved the perfect opportunity for some peer assessment of both literacy skills and the knowledge learners had gained in beauty applications over the last couple of weeks of study.