This year I will be inquiring into how I can have higher order activities with a create focus that learners can work on independently? My hope is that these activities will increase student's engagement and promote higher order thinking.
My first steps will involve looking at what sort of activities other teachers are using to get some ideas. I will then trial some higher order create activities with my top reading group. If these go well I will try them with the other reading groups.
Initially I will be looking at create activities with a focus on inference and evaluation. From looking at Probe data from last year and my existing knowledge of the students this was identified as an area of weakness for a lot of my students.