Following Wednesday’s post on SOLO Taxonomy [click link for more details], as promised, a suggested lesson to develop the taxonomy in your classroom. The approach is based on the work produced by Pam Hook, HookED in New Zealand.
Significant Aspect of Learning – Listening and Talking
- develop and use higher order thinking skills
- use reading and listening strategies to understand, analyse and evaluate texts
- find and use information
Learning Outcome – I am learning how to connect ideas together and describe the connections I have made.
Step 1: View DREAM Animation, found on The Literacy Shed.
Step 3: Main ideas/phrases to be pulled out of the text and written onto blank hexagonal shapes – CLICK HERE – Hexagon Template. This can be done by learners and collated by the teacher, or these concepts can be handed to learners, pre-prepared by the teacher. This is dependent on age/stage of learners. Click the link below for pre-prepared hexagons, created using the Free Hexagon Generator.
Step 4: Learners to independently, or collaboratively, organise the hexagons, joining them together to make connections.
Step 5: Learners should be given an opportunity to share how they’ve connected their concepts with others/ the class – comparing the connections they have made with the connections of others.
If you have used SOLO Taxonomy in your classroom, let us know by leaving a comment.