Subject Area: English and ICT.
Specific Topics: Reviewing books read in the classroom as part
of the Paired Reading Programme
- to develop reading skills
- to develop the skills of
summarising, drafting, editing and redrafting.
Curriculum Relevance: Meets the curriculum objectives in English.
Display: The Book Reviews are displayed in the Computer Lab and
in booklet form.
Use of Technology:
- The children used Creative
Writer 2 to produce their reviews.
Classroom Management: The reading and summarising, drafting and
editing were done in the classroom over a period of three weeks. When
the children were satisfied with their work, they used Creative Writer
on the computers in the Computer Lab to produce their reviews.
- curriculum objectives in
English were met.
- the children gained a great
sense of achievement at the finished product.
- further reading was encouraged.
Chríost Rí, Ennis.