BFG 4 day model - Louise Dempsey

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MODELLED AND SHARED
READING
The BFG
Roald Dahl
From: Google images
We are learning to:
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Activate prior knowledge so that we are ready for
reading
Ask questions while we are reading so that we
understand the story and really think about what
is happening
Think, peer, share
What does this mean?
How do we do it?
Activating prior knowledge
How to read?
The author
and her/his
writing?
What do
we already
know
about:
This topic?
Vocabulary?
Activating prior knowledge:
Questions
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What do I already know about this topic?
Do I recognise the author’s name? What does this
tell me?
When I hear the word.... It makes me think about....
The words/pictures remind me of......
From: The BFG, Roald Dahl
From: The BFG, Roald Dahl
Vocabulary
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dormitory
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pavement
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lavatory
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rims
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lenses
•Read it
•Discuss what it means
•Predict what this might tell you about the story
•When I hear this word it makes me think of.....
lenses
1. A large room in which many people
sleep, e.g. at a boarding school or in a
hostel.
rims
2. A paved path for pedestrians
alongside a street.
pavement
3. A toilet, or a small room or cubicle
containing a toilet.
lavatory
4. A curved part that holds and forms
an edge to lenses in a pair of glasses.
dormitory
5. Transparent pieces of glass for
focusing.
Day 2
Think, peer, share
What are our learning intentions
for shared reading this week?
What do we know so far?
Questioning
Before
reading
Basic but important
Does that
make sense?
STOP – sort it
out
During
reading
Smart Questions
After reading
I wonder why; what;
how; who; when, if...?
What might happen
next?
What is the author
trying to tell me?
Smart Questions
I wonder why; what; how;
who; when, if...?
What might happen next?
What is the author trying to
tell me?
Question grid
Before Questions
Why do I ask this
question?
What is a witching hour?
Chapter title
During questions
Why do I ask this
question?
Is it always this quiet at
night or is something
strange going to happen?
Title; never
known such a
silence
After questions
Why do I ask this
question?
Any answers?
Any answers?
I have a before reading
question – why is it this
chapter called: The
Witching Hour?
Think, peer, share
What ‘before
reading’ questions do
you have?
Basic but
important –
what is this
telling me?
Basic but
important –
what does
this mean?
During readi
question:
From: The BFG, Roald Dahl
Question grid
Why do I ask this
question?
Any answers?
During questions
Why do I ask this
question?
Any answers?
Is it always this quiet at
night?
Sophie had
never known
such silence
After questions
Why do I ask this
question?
Before Questions
Why is the first chapter called ‘The
Witching Hour’?
Zooming in
tiny
tiniest
?
Read this paragraph
Think: what three things
do you notice?
Share with a partner
From: The BFG, Roald Dahl
Review – how did we get on with our
learning today?
Questioning: before, during and after reading
 Basic but important
 Smart questions
Think, peer, share
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One thing I learned today was.....
I think I still need help with.....
Day 3
Think, peer, share
What are our learning intentions
for shared reading this week?
What do we know so far?
Answer to
my question
Basic but
important: what
do we learn from
this paragraph?
Basic but
important: what
do we learn from
this paragraph?
Smart question:
why was she so
worried about
looking out the
Think, peer,
share
window?
Can you think of a
smart question?
From: The BFG, Roald Dahl
Question grid
Why do I ask this
question?
Any answers?
During questions
Why do I ask this
question?
Any answers?
Is it always this quiet at
night?
Sophie had
never known
such silence
After questions
Why do I ask this
question?
Before Questions
Why is the first chapter called ‘The
Witching Hour’?
Review – how did we get on with our
learning today?
Questioning: before, during and after reading
 Basic but important
 Smart questions
Think, peer, share
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One thing I learned today was.....
I think I still need help with.....
Day 4
Think, peer, share
What are our learning intentions
for shared reading this week?
What do we know so far?
Basic but important – do I
understand this
paragraph? Think, peer,
share
Smart question: why
did the author use a
different font here?
Think, peer, share
After reading
questions
From: The BFG, Roald Dahl
Name:
One thing I learned this week
.....
Date:
I thing I still need help with......

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