Where does light come from?
30 October 2008Add to My Folder
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With strong links to the Key Stage 1 science curriculum, this poster offers a basic explanation of where light comes from and how we see plus instructions for making a rainbow.
While there are a few technical words in this text that the children will need support with, the poster can be read during shared reading with Year 1 and 2. Year 2 children could use it independently to find out information.
- Download the poster and use the IWB torch tool to reveal parts of it. Show headings, a diagram, bullet points, and a photograph. What sort of poster is it? What is it about?
- What can the children remember about non-fiction texts?
- Choose a section to read together. Remind the children to use phonics to sound out words.
- Were any of the words new to them? Discuss one word. Can anyone explain what it means? Start a glossary.
- Read the other sections through together, adding new words to the glossary as you find them.
- Ask the children how we can use the text to find the answer to a question – eg, What is the main place light comes from? Model using the headings to find the answer.
- Note down other questions that can’t be answered using the text. Help the children to answer them by using books or the internet.