Appendix F – The four R’s of reading
This appendix refers to the workshop module “The four Rs of reading” on page 25 of this guide.
After you have read with a student, always discuss what you have read together. This will help the student to understand and think critically about the text.
Your discussion should include
- What were the sequence of events, the main ideas and the characters of the story?
- What are the 5 ‘Ws’ – who, what, where, when and why.
- Why was a particular decision made in the story?
- Who was the true villain?
- Let’s interpret the text together.
- How do the information or the characters in the story relate to you or to the student?
- Are these events similar to your ideas or experiences?
- How could the story be changed?
- What might happen next?
- How could the story have been written more clearly?
Adapted from Retelling, Relating and Reflecting: Beyond the 3 Rs by Susan Schwartz & Maxine Bone