WHAT'S THE STORY? READING HERITAGE TEXTS FOR INFORMATION.
Designed to support a school trip to Red Funnel Ferries
ENGLISH Key Stage 4
Variants: High Ability students
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Students read the 'stories and anecdotes' text from Red Funnel's history microsite - they are reading for meaning and for information within the text.
This is a pre- or post-visit English resource that engages students with their visit to Red Funnel ferries. The resource task enables them to practice their reading and summarising skills, whilst learning about the historical events in the past that relate to Red Funnel’s various vessel types.
Students are asked to answer a serious of questions that relate to Red Funnel’s historical anecdotes and stories featured on their history microsite. They have to select and retrieve information from the text. The resource content is designed for students in key stage 4.
This is a pre-visit or follow-up resource to be completed in the classroom or possibly at the visit accommodation. Although designed to be used immediately before or prior to the school trip to the Isle of Wight via Red Funnel, the tasks could also be integrated into lessons at any stage throughout the academic year as a revision tool or English reading practice, if desired.
Key Skills Practised
Reading for meaning
Identifying and retrieving information from a text
Showing and understanding of purpose and audience
Summarising information and presenting it in one’s own words
Students could complete this resource pre-visit to gain a clearer understanding of some of the historical events in Red Funnel’s transport history.
Students could complete this resource post-visit to enrich their visit and gain a further understanding of Red Funnel as a transport company, its heritage, and some of the historical events in its history.
Students will demonstrate various reading skills: e.g. reading of texts for meaning and for specific information. They will summarise and present information from the text in their own words, and respond to specific questions. They will gain a greater understanding of the history relating to Red Funnel’s fleet.
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