A way to get pupils to reflect on their learning during the lesson.
A4 sheet of paper (scissors, or colouring pens see variations)
How It Works:
Pupils write a sentence about what they have learnt during the lesson, this can be any length (encourage them to write a reasonable length). They then pick out the 5 words they think are the most important, then reduce to the 4 most important, then 3, then 2, then 1. This should be the most important word to do with what they have learnt, (will probably be a keyword).
Pupils then to discuss in pairs or small groups as to why they made their choices.
Pupils could say which was the word they choose and why?
remind students of sentence types- topic introducers/connectives and so on.
The pupils could do this with appropriate pictures, or graphics if they are visual learners.
This can be done kinesthetically by providing scissors so they can cut the words out!
Labels: knowledge, plenary, synthesising