Having read My Name in Not Refugee with T, I decided I would like to use it with my Year 6 class so prepared the lesson attached. I started the lesson with the first slide, children working in talk partners to discuss the images and make inferences.
We were looking specifically at inference, so went over what answering inference questions involved before I read the book to the class. Children then received double-page spreads from the books, in mixed ability pairs, and had to answer 3 inference questions.
After sharing answers, I gave them the final slide – which is an extract from the brilliant book Refugee Boy, by Benjamin Zephaniah. Children were challenged to write 3 inference questions of their own based on what they read.
In our next lesson, we will have a look at answering some of these questions before moving on to use the first part of the song ‘That’s Not my Name’ by the Ting Tings to discuss inference further.
The lesson PowerPoint, which has everything you need if you would like to have a go at this lesson, can be downloaded below;
The lesson would be really easy to adapt if you had a different focus or were using Read with RIC (or similar). Let me know if it’s any use in the comments below. 🙂
If you would like to read our review of the book My Name is Not Refugee, you can find it here – https://fatherreading.wordpress.com/2018/02/17/day-48-my-name-is-not-refugee-review/