Less is more? Teaching students to summarise
Summarising a piece of text is a skill that students will need time and time again throughout their school life and beyond. Help them develop this skill with these two simple activities to teach summarising skills to pupils of any age group.
Reading in Roles (Resource Pack)
When tackling a text, try assigning your students a reading role to help them develop four different comprehension skills - summarising, predicting, questioning and clarifying. The resource pack includes activity instructions, reading roles cards to cut out and distribute and a group record sheet.
Breakthrough to Learning Fast-track Course
A a condensed version of the Breakthrough to Learning course by Mary Mason, designed to be completed in one year by older students (16+), cutting out most of Book 1.
Breakthrough to Learning Book 3: Writing for Learning
Part three of the innovative language course, Breakthrough to Learning by Mary Mason. In the third year, students undertake a series of activities to help them incorporate academic language in their writing. Story writing, academic writing and sentence structure are just a few of the areas covered here.
Breakthrough to Learning Book 2: Reading for Learning
The second part of the innovative language course, Breakthrough to Learning by Mary Mason. The tasks set in this book are reading tasks, but the real content of the book is based on linguistic analysis, showing the student how abstract words (the key to academic thought) are made out of concrete words by nominalisation and/or metaphor.
Breakthrough to Learning Book 1: Language Awareness
The first part of the innovative language course, Breakthrough to Learning by Mary Mason. In this first year, students examine grammar of the clause (nouns, verbs, adjectives etc.), the Latin and Greek roots of many academic words, interesting facts about language (e.g. languages of the world, different writing systems, dialect) and more.