Tactile Factfiles

7th July 2016

The students have been reading the book ‘Esio Trot’ by Roald Dahl. As part of the English curriculum, they have been learning how to create an information text. We decided to make this a practical activity and the students were supported to create a ‘Tactile Factfile’ of information about tortoises which they had researched themselves. They created a model which would contain the information, planning and building this with support. Researching the information which would be included in the factfile was the next task and once carried out, the students were able to plan how to present this information. They remembered to follow the structure of an information text including the use of formal language, headings and sub-headings, diagrams, illustrations and pictures, an index and a glossary.

As you can see, the exercise was greatly enjoyed and the targets were met with enthusiasm!