COMPREHENSION OF INFORMATION - INTERPRETING TEXTS
Designed to support a school trip to Isle of Wight Steam Railway
ENGLISH Upper Key Stage 2
Variants: Low Ability students | High Ability students
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This is an English reading task that enables students to practise their reading and comprehension skills.
This is an English reading task that enables students to practise their reading and comprehension skills. The task links to specific information about the Isle of Wight Steam Railway that should be interesting, and relevant in terms of skills application, to students in key stage 2.
Questions have been chosen because they enable students to practise their comprehension and interpretation of unseen texts, focusing on form, purpose, audience, and retrieval of information.
This task can be undertaken before the visit, as a taster activity, during the visit using the available classroom space, or after the visit as a follow-up task. There is maximum flexibility here.
The task could be useful in preparing students for visiting the Isle of Wight Steam Railway museum, as they will then have an insight into the basic aspects of the railway, as well as the activities and layout they will find there.
Essentially, this task links with the visit in a supporting, peripheral sense, allowing for the key skills of English to be practised whilst engaging with the aspects of the Isle of Wight Steam Railway.
Key Skills Practised
Reading for meaning and information
Showing an understanding of form, purpose, & audience
The resource/questions could be used/answered in class prior to the trip so students are aware of the type of information they will see at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway.
During the Visit
The resource/questions could be used/answered using the classroom available on site, so students gain a better contextual understanding of the venue.
Why not complete this resource on a day trip?
The Isle of Wight can be reached in as little as 12 minutes! If you're located close to the south coast then a day trip is easily achievable...
This resource could be completed as part of the following day trip:
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Step back in time to the golden age of steam at Isle of Wight Steam Railway! A potted history of the Island's railways from Victorian times to the present day.
The resource/questions could be used/answered as a follow-up task to allow for more skills-based curriculum work after the visit to be undertaken.
Students will be able to demonstrate many aspects of their reading skills, by comprehending the key information within the text.
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