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Text reconstruction

Students reconstruct a text that has been cut up into sentences or paragraphs by the teacher. They should be able to explain the sequence they have chosen. This is a good activity for focusing on the cohesive links across sentences, such as pronoun reference and conjunctions. This strategy is usually used at the modelling stage of the writing cycle. By making this a co-operative paired activity you increase the number of opportunities that students have to use language.

Watch these short videos to see the text reconstruction activity being used in a primary classroom and in a secondary classroom



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Published on: 19 Jan 2018