Synthesising and Organising Ideas as we read

Read Aloud : Nortons Hut by John Marsden and Peter Gouldthorpe

Learning Intention: to be able to reflect on current understandings of the text using imagery.

The Explanation Game

Take a closer look at the image from the book that you are trying to understand

* Name It. Name a feature or aspect of the picture that you notice.
* Explain It. What could it be? What role or function might it serve? Why might it be there?
* Give Reasons. What makes you say that? Or Why do you think it happened that way?
* Generate Alternatives. What else could it be? And what makes you say that?