This is an English reading task that enables students to practise their analytical reading and comprehension skills, as well as summarising techniques.
This is an English reading task that enables students to practise their analytical reading and comprehension skills, as well as summarising techniques. The task links to specific information about the history of aspects of the Isle of Wight Railway that should be interesting, and relevant in terms of skills application, to students in key stage 4.
Questions have been chosen because they enable students to practise their analytical reading of unseen texts, focusing on form, purpose, audience, literary devices such as persuasive techniques and language choices, as well as reading for meaning â€˜between the linesâ€™.
The resource/questions could be used/answered in class prior to the trip so students are aware of the type of historical documents and information they will see at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway, and will be thinking more analytically about exhibits.
The resource/questions could be used/answered using the classroom available on site, so students gain a better contextual understanding of the venue and how it fits into the history of Isle of Wight rail services.
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 answering challenging questions and comprehending/analysing the language choices and literary techniques contained within the text.