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Inquiry Plan

How we Express Ourselves
“Fairy Tale Citizens”
Kowhai Syndicate, Years 0-2, Term 3 Wks 6 - 10, 2009
AO’s Key Competencies
English: Speaking, Writing and Presenting
Using language, symbols and texts:
Processes and strategies: Acquire and begin to use sources of information,
interpret and use words and
processes, and strategies to identify, form and express ideas.
recognise how choices of language
Purposes and audiences: Recognise how to shape texts for a purpose and
affect people’s understandings.
audience.
Thinking: Making sense of
information, experiences and
Key Idea:
ideas. Asking questions and
Good citizens express themselves in a variety of ways.
drawing on personal knowledge
Good citizens use their literature to reinforce their values, beliefs
and culture.
Values – Integrity: being honest,
responsible, accountable and
Rich Task:
acting ethically
Choose a method (eg writing a letter) to express your
understanding of citizenship using a the analysis of a fairy tale
character as an example

SLO’s Cross Curricular Links
1. Identify characteristics that make a good citizen
2. Analyse a chosen fairy tale character against key characteristics of eLearning / I.C.T
a good citizen (Voicethread, Digital Camera,
Digital Voice recorders,
3. Describe ways fairy tale characters express their good/poor
Kidpix/Tux Paint, Inspiration)
citizenship in literature
4. Identify good aspects or suggest improvements fairy tale characters
can make to their behaviour to ensure they are displaying traits of
being a good citizen

POSSIBLE Teaching and Learning Sequences Assessment
following the SAUCE Inquiry Model (teacher guided) (What and How)

Set the Scene:
– Hook – Share Goldilocks’ letter to the Big Bad Wolf with the class
– Discuss prior knowledge of fairy tales
– Brainstorm a list of fairy tales that are known by the class
– Discuss: What is a fairy tale? What language features do fairy tales
usually have? What is a character?
– Start reading at least one fairy tale per day to the class throughout
the whole unit
– Gather class thoughts about what a “citizen” and “good citizen” are
– Define Map: Using sticky notes students record on a poster what
they think a citizen is (this can be added to or amended throughout
the unit) Pre Assessment opportunity –
What do students think a good
– Students write about what they think a good citizen is (pre- citizen is? (revisit at end of unit)
assessment)

Acquire
– Write key questions as a class with students that the class will need