In literacy we have been using active reading techniques to generate questions and ideas about extracts from a text. Children were given two random paragraphs from a warning story, they then stuck these to a sheet of A3 paper and wrote questions around it about the text. We fed back to the class about our own paragraphs, stating what we found out, e.g. It was a stormy day, mum was a worrier.
As a class, we tried to piece together the text orally before writing a 5-sentence story about it, using evidence found.
Our next challenge is to write our own version of the text, paragraph by paragraph. All of this before we have even read the text fully, as a whole story!