Behind the News.

Just an update on what is happening today.

Today students are practicing their notes taking skills.


Simply watching Behind the News #BtN each Tuesday has informed students of world events, outside their local community which is where most of the knowledge of the world rests.

The lesson was as follows:

Getting Knowledge ready:

Students recapped a previous lesson, that outlined how to choose key information from text and create their own sentences using these key piece of information.

Emphasis was on using their own words, summarising and not simply copying word for word.

Class Activity:

Students watched Episode #19 of Behind the News streamed from the internet and took notes under each stories heading.

Individual activity:

Students will summarise their notes on one story.


Students are to share their summary with the class.


Let’s see how this simple lesson goes.


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