To practice working on this in class, students participated in workstations. They went around the classroom scanning QR Codes with our school iPads. Each code brought up a question they had to read and find the answer to using the matching functional text. The 7 items around the room included concert tickets, a playbill, classified ads, store sales ad, and a few others. Other students worked in our library by reading pieces of functional text everyone brought in for homework. They had to come up with a couple different questions on their own using the information they found. We then had other classmates read to find the information and answer the questions.
A few other students had a chance to work on BigHugeLabs.com to create a billboard that included a picture and information just as they would find and see on the freeways or along roads around the city. Here is a peek at how that looked in our classroom.
|Using coupons to create questions to better understand functional text|
|Using BigHugeLabs is a great way to practice functional text|