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SOLO Taxonomy and Making Meaning Book 3

Extended texts and thematic studies

Textual literacy is a cognitively demanding activity, requiring students to make meaning of many aspects of a text such as its purpose, audience, ideas, language features and structure. This series offers innovative and rewarding strategies for supporting this activity with visual maps and self assessment rubrics built from SOLO Taxonomy. By unpacking different learning verbs and text structures, these maps and rubrics help to scaffold the deep understanding of text that students need.

Ages: 12-15 | Pages: 64 | Code: 5718 | ISBN: 9781927190944

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Pam Hook

Pam Hook is an educational consultant who advises schools and institutions in New Zealand, Australia, Denmark, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan and the Pacific Islands on developing curricula and pedagogies for learning to learn based on SOLO Taxonomy. She is a popular keynote speaker at conferences. Pam is author of more than 25 books on SOLO Taxonomy, including titles translated into Danish, and has developed a series of SOLO web-based apps, Apple iPad apps and YouTube videos. She hosts collaborative online communities for SOLO practitioners on Twitter @arti_choke @globalsolo and Pinterest
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Liz McNeill

Liz McNeill has taught English for the past 16 years in New Zealand and overseas, and has most recently been the professional learning facilitator (SCT) and head of English at Lincoln High School, Canterbury. She is passionate about teaching and learning and loves to read young adult fiction. A highlight of her teaching career has been attending the 2007 International Conference on Thinking in Norrkorping, Sweden. A late introduction to motherhood has meant she has chosen to juggle relief teaching, caring for her young family and writing teaching resources.


An overview of this series4
New Zealand curriculum links4
SOLO and making meaning in a thematic study5
What is SOLO Taxonomy?5
How can you use SOLO to make meaning of texts and themes?5
Using SOLO in an extended text study12
Using SOLO in a thematic study33
Planning a thematic study33
Choosing suitable texts – written and visual34
Using SOLO maps and self assessment rubrics37
Sample thematic study: guidelines for students43
Making meaning of purposes and audiences across texts43
Making meaning of ideas across texts44
Making meaning of language features across texts55
Making meaning of structure across texts55
List of templates and other supporting material62