Hypothesis Testing

Hypothesis: ……..

  • Inductive reasoning: start by putting together facts or small pieces of information to make conclusions; the small pieces of the jig-saw puzzle that eventually create the bigger picture.
  • Deductive reasoning: start with big-picture views or theories, and find the bits that logically fit in.
  • Systems analysis: take out pieces out of the picture, remove parts of the system and see what changes.

Literacy Applications: Productive Activities

Learners write (a story, a newspaper article, a review, poetry, essay or exposition or persuasive text, explanation, procedure, report) or speak (a formal speech, an informal presentation, a debate) using the conventions of that genre.

Multiliteracies Applications: Productive Activities

Learners perform a play, create a website, make and deliver a PowerPoint presentation, make a video or a game, and create a photostory or photojournal, class anthology, time capsule, music and lyrics, soundscape, art works, advertising campaign, using the conventions of each genre.


End a story or a non-fiction text, having been supplied half.

  • Predict:: Where will the text go next? What are the most likely scenarios?
  • Draft:: Write your ending to the text.
  • Compare: Look at the other half of the text. How was your ending similar or different?

Problem Solving

Create a predictable, conventional or ‘correct’ solution to a problem.

The Problem


Possible Solutions







Create a story board which analyses these sequence of episodes in a real or fictional story – text, image, video, or real-life sequence of events. Make choices about its visual features to enhance the images.

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