Monday, August 27, 2012
Melville Intermediate - Literacy Group 1,300 km apart.
Room Five's Group One was reviewing the work from Ryan and Zack. Group Two from Hamilton was looking at the work of Callum and Jake. Group Three from Melville Intermediate looked at the work of Zara and Laura. Finally Group Four looked at the work published all that distance away last week from Thomas and Josh. Our students had three key tasks as part of their review of the writing from the students in Room Six. Once they had read the piece they needed to write how it made them feel, and what emotions they felt from reading it. Secondly they had to come up with an alternative title for the story that fitted with the writing. Thirdly the students from Melville Intermediate School needed to write a short paragraph based on the original piece of writing that continued the story on successfully for another paragraph following the style of writing of the original author.
The practical way that this is being done now is in the form of commenting, once the teacher in Hamilton has approved the work, the students from Melville are going to communicate direction with the authors in Mosgiel by leaving a comment on their wonderful class page.