Camilla Garofalo has been reading Philip Ridley’s Kindlekrax with her year 3 class. In the previous lesson, she introduced a poem by John Agard, ‘The Hurt Boy’.
In this lesson Camilla introduces a ‘Double Bubble’ thinking map (David Hyerle) to demonstrate how the characters in both texts can be compared. This graphic organiser helps the students formulate and record their ideas. In the second part of the lesson Camilla uses a ‘T diagram’ to illustrate the difference between literal facts (explicitly stated in a text), and ideas that are formulated from inferences (based on clues in the text).