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When that happens, backtrack, ﬁll in gaps, and say things in different ways, perhaps using an analogy. 8 Making a text message more meaningful Here are three textbook deﬁnitions. • A species is a group of interbreeding individuals that produce young that can eventually interbreed similarly. • Energy is the capacity to do work. • Electrolysis is when chemical change is brought about by a ﬂow of electrical current in a liquid. Re-write them so they are easier to understand. Your version can be much longer.
Some steps might be: 1 You ask them what they think the word means and if they have seen condensation before. You might ask when condensation is more likely. 2 You show small, plastic bottles of cold water with a mist developing on the outside and droplets forming. You tell pupils the aim of the lesson, namely, to see if you and they can work out what made these bottles wet. 3 You ask what the dampness is and several guess it is water. You show that anhydrous copper sulphate changes from white to blue when water touches it.
See yourself as providing a scaffold to support and shape pupils’ thoughts rather than as someone who simply tells pupils the answers. At its simplest, you would gently prompt pupils who are losing their way in their explanations. ’ Pupil: ‘When the voltage went up the same amount each time. ’ Pupil: ‘It worked, sort of. ’ . . etc. Interaction like this is important. You support individual pupils, it helps them think and organise their thoughts and it acknowledges their progress. 4 Guiding thought How would you support this pupil’s thinking?