The main aim of my tool in increasing shift in Literacy is the ability for learners to grow their voice through scaffolded activities to grow their vocabulary. The whole way through this journey I have been trialling out different ways that the learners can reflect eg slides, written comments and other ideas. But this week I think I have solved my design challenge.
As part of the website I have added a reflective blog where learners have instructions to record a story they are reading and share it for others to follow along and listen to. Then as part of the blog post the learners use the reading strategies to give the audience background to the story and ask comprehension questions for themselves.
I have put an example and some guidelines as the top post of that learners can see what a successful post could look like. I am very happy with this element of the website as I have been trying to develop a part of the tool that requires the learners to take action and transfer the elements that they have been practising in the activities as well as in the intentional teacher workshops. Let's see how it goes!!
Although we do not know what the future holds I feel we have to attempt to understand what qualities and skills will be needed/desired to be successful adults: creative, risk takers who can self regulate and adapt to a changing environment (with confidence or resilience?). - That's my thoughts anyways. Helping children to accept and understand what ‘comfortable with being uncomfortable so you are prepared for anything’ means.
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