Actively engage with the text

Actively engage with the text · Lesson Ideas

A slab of text can be daunting for many students. Students who have additional academic needs or have difficulty concentrating may need support to access and retain meaning acquired through text.

Finding ways to break text down without having to ‘water it down’ can make literacy tasks much more accessible:

There are numerous opportunities for students to access text more efficiently without too much additional preparation prior to a lesson. Remember that collaborative activities, issuing reading material prior to a lesson, jigsaw tasks and SLSO support may all be very effective.