Explaining and challenging thinking
Suzanne works with groups, inviting them to share and justify their ideas.
Prompts for professional development
What role does the teacher take in this section of the lesson?
How do the teacher questions support the children’s thinking?
What do you find interesting about the children’s responses?
How important are the cards?
How would you build on this session in order to challenge the children’s thinking further?
Suzanne repeated this activity at a couple of key points in the story. How might this help the students to formulate ideas about the themes?