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SOLO Taxonomy in the Early Years

Making connections for belonging, being and becoming

Using SOLO Taxonomy as a model, young learners become active participants in their own learning as they can see a clear, manageable progression of steps they can follow to create new learning. This empowering resource describes practical examples and experiences of educators and learners. It also provides the scaffolding young learners need to self-assess their learning outcomes and make thoughtful decisions about next steps and strategies.

Ages: 4-7 | Pages: 60 | Code: 5746 | ISBN: 9781927221266

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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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Bridget Casse

Bridget Cassé is a junior classroom teacher and team leader in a primary school in Auckland, New Zealand. She has special interest, experience and expertise in teaching and learning in lower primary. Bridget clearly remembers the moment at Learning@School 2010 when she first sensed the potential of SOLO Taxonomy for learning to learn – and she has been exploring her teaching and student learning using SOLO as a model ever since. Bridget’s foremost teacher is her preschool daughter who helps her rethink “learning to learn” and how best to facilitate this process with young learners.


A successful transition and making connections4
1. Using SOLO in the early years6
What is SOLO Taxonomy?6
Using SOLO with "how" and "what" students learn in school9
Template 1.1: SOLO hexagons14
Introducing SOLO to young learners15
2. Connections for "belonging" at school19
3. Connections for "being" a learner25
Template 3.1: SOLO self assessment rubric for key competencies (text based)26
Using SOLO with managing self27
Using SOLO with participating and contributing30
Using SOLO with thinking32
Using SOLO with relating to others35
Using SOLO with language, symbols and texts37
4.Connections for "becoming" through engagement in learning40
Using SOLO in literacy40
Template 4.1: HookED SOLO Describe++ map42
Using SOLO in numeracy50
Using SOLO in health and physical education53