1. Begin the topic by brainstorming
what the children already know
about the subject
2. Concept map the ideas into
categories.This can be used for
developing work on information
subheadings bullet points and
being able to write non-
explanations or recounts.
3. Develop K. W. L or Quad Grids .
K.W.L.what the children know
already, what they want to know
and later what they have found out -
Quad -Question, Answer, Detail,
Source.Discuss what they know
already ,pinpointing in particular
4. From the K.W.L.or quad grids
develop questions for the focus of
the investigation. .Discuss the
quality of the questions and the
range of question words.Also what
sources of information would be
5. This is the point in the process
where the C. P. M. or teacher would
model how to take notes or skim
and scan for information.
6. Make sure that the questions are
answered in the following research.
7. Develop knowledge of skimming
and scanning for information.
8. Teacher model how to take notes.
9. Use the notes for a purpose i.e.
within a writing frame,in a letter,
writing a chapter of an historical
novel, an article for a geographical
10. Interview the children to find out
whether they now find accessing
information easy or
difficult.Discuss what skills they
have learned and how they
approached the research.
11. Teacher observes the children again
to see how well they apply what has
been modelled. Particularly
monitoring the progress of the
children identified for the action
12. Record results of the observation.
13. Use the above strategies in the next
14. Monitor and assess the results after
the children have followed the
READING FOR INFORMATION AND
WRITING TO INFORM.