Thursday 8 February 2018

How to open conversations about books


is there any thing in the book (play/poem etc) that reminds you of anything that happened in your life or of someone you know? How? Why?

Is there anything from any other 'text' (book/song/film etc) that you are reminded of? How? Why?

What questions would you like to ask anyone in the book? Or the author? Can we answer any ourselves? If not, where shall we go to find out?

Best if these questions are answered first by children/students in pairs by themselves rather than being quizzed by an adult. Then, bring some of these to the whole class. Particularly the questions that we would like to ask anyone in the book. We can collect the questions and choose which ones we can have a go at answering.