SOLO Taxonomy and Making Meaning is a series designed to help English teachers to integrate SOLO Taxonomy into their teaching. It introduces how to use SOLO Taxonomy across all junior literature studies and themative 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. The SOLO Taxonomy and Making Meaning series offers innovative and rewarding strategies for supporting this activity with visual maps and self assessment rubrics. These maps and rubrics help to scaffold the deep understanding of text that students need.
Book 3 amalgamates the strategies for making meaning of text purposes and audiences, language features and structure from Books 1 & 2 and takes these ideas further by providing a SOLO-designed framework for an extended text study of Suzanne Collins' The Hunger Games. It shows how SOLO strategies can be used to unpack this text as well as used in a differentiated literature unit to make connections between and across texts to explore the theme of dystopia.