Friday, 12 September 2014

Reading Sample 2014

My reading goal this term was to…   'play with ideas' by using small group discussions to draw out her opinions and build on them. 

GET IT...use a range of sources by questioning and predicting
SORT IT...analyse and sort information to answer my question: see if my thinking has changed, look for patterns by questioning inferring, summarising
USE IT…discuss what I have found out with others and make connections 

inquiring readers go through a process to gather, organise and respond to new information. We have been using  the ‘GET IT, SORT IT, USE IT’ process. After reading ‘Wonder’ by R.J.Palaccio our group felt moved to DO something but we didn’t know what! We all had lots of questions so we decided to research more about disabilities before deciding. I wanted to know more about 

How we can help people with disabilities to be independent.

I can research using different sources.
I can think logically, creatively, and reflectively.
I can make generalisations from patterns and connections

Here is what I did with Grace and Georgia. 
Once I read the book wonder, the Julian chapter and out of my mind I made this wordle with Georgia and Grace from all the peoples perspectives. Here it is...

Did my thinking change or stay the same during the ‘GET IT’ stage? 
It did change, we all had one question that in our "mini groups" we had to find out.  Our challenge was to find out all about disabilities. When I was looking on the internet I found that a disability can be caused by a disease. So we worked on this for a while Disabilities/disease and then is all clicked . 

From ‘SORTING IT’ I can make these generalizations:
Most people with disabilities want to be independent
They are treated differently because they look un normal
They are normal to them but we are different.
They are rather happy the way they are.
You should always ask if you want to help a person with a disability. They might not want to use your help.

‘USE IT’ What now?
I would like to create a movie talking to you about all the generalization and talking to you about why I chose the words in the wordle. 


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  2. Hi Hannah, you showed great leadership throughout this inquiry organising Jo to speak and collating everyones ideas, well done. It has been exciting watching your own interest develop into a passion.