Assessment for Learning Resource Bank
Web-based Learning and Teaching Support

Learning and Teaching Activity - Preparation for a camping trip 1

Learning Target for Key Stage 2:
KSa -
To provide or find out, organise and present information on familiar topics
KSf -
To understand some aspects of how the English language works, including how grammatical features contribute to meaning and how simple texts are organised
Learning Objectives:
Text Types Vocabulary Language Items and Communicative Functions Language Skills Attitudes Generic Skills
  • information sheets
  • nouns, verbs and adjectives related to camping outfits and facilities
  • describe simple processes, situations and conditions
  • Reading
  • awareness of English as an international language of communication
  • problem solving skills
Reading Strategies:
  • Student can process simple sentences by identifying meaningful chunks.
  • Students can locate specific information by identifying key words.
  • Students can follow ideas by understanding the use of simple cohesive devices, i.e. pronouns.
  • Students can work out the meaning of words and phrases by using semantic and syntactic clues.
  • Students can infer information by using clues in close proximity.

pdfTeachers' notes for using the KS2 LTA packages

Stage Description Material Duration (lesson)
Lead-in Learners get familiarised with the text features of information sheets. PPT
Reading assessment Learners read a menu and answer the questions. While answering the questions, learners apply the reading strategies learned. Teacher studies learners' results and checks the extent of learners' mastery so as to provide appropriate follow-up. Assessment task (Teacher and student versions)
Follow-up Teacher refers to the results of the reading assessment to provide timely feedback to learners. It is suggested to focus on one or two items which most learners did not perform well so as not to demotivate their interest. PPT
Reflection Learners are guided to reflect on the items which they find difficult. They use a record form to do self-evaluation while strengthening the internalisation of the target reading strategies. Record form