Examples for the ‘reasons for display’ topic in Week 1 of the Basic Course.
Watch the slide show and click on images to stop it and see them in more detail.
Can you work out what the aim was for each display?
Why do we use ready made displays?
This has a clear objective and aim, to provide information about paragraph writing.
I like the idea to make it part of a display with details and examples from student work. A poster like this can make a good starting point for a really useful display. I used to also give learners blank hamburgers to use as graphic organisers to plan their work. These plans also went on the display.
A tiny warning
However I have also seen this same poster printed out at A4 size and placed high up in a classroom, mixed with lots of other posters about literacy. In that setting it became worse than useless as it was just ‘visual noise’ and the learners were oblivious to it. With something like this you need to add relevance and ownership to achieve learner engagement
Things to think about:
How would that work in your setting?
Can you add something to printed posters to encourage engagement?