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THE ART OF STORY READING

Dr. Catherine L. Sumaculub Rose Ann Arpa

“EVERYTHING YOU CAN IMAGINE IS REAL.”


PABLO PICASSO
Do you know these characters?
• Find a good story that fits your audience or your students.
• Know your story
• Set the stage before you begin.
• Change your voice to fit the mood or action
• Move your finger under the words as you read them you may
also show them pictures and talk about the book as you read
• Add information or change words to help kids understand
more words and explain the meaning of a new word.
• Ask children to make predictions about the plot, characters
and the setting.
• Share your own thoughts of the story.
• Allow children to ask questions or make comments
• Follow the cues of the children to respond to their age,
background, and any other individual characteristic or
challenges.
• Discuss what you read yesterday and what might happen
next. Take turns reading aloud; for example, each of you can
read a page in an easy reader.
• Use the tips of younger children that are also appropriate for
this age group.
• Defer questions until after you finish reading, if possible.
This helps children get fully engaged in listening to your
story.
• Summarize, adapt, or skip parts of books that are too far
above child's level of understanding.
• Relate a book you are reading to one read in the past. Talk
about how they are alike and how they differ,
• Ask a child to imagine hta he or she might do in a situation
similar to that facedby a character.
• Provide materials and activities that let children expand their
understanding of a character, historical event, or situation.
• Talk about what you have read. Books often evoke strong
feelings that need to be shared. offer your reactions and invite
a child to do the same.
• Stop reading at a suspenseful point in the book. This
encourages a child to be eager for tomorrow's read aloud
time.
Samples of facial expressions
ACTIVITY #1
Answer these questions.
• What is the title of the story?
• Who is the author? Illustrator?
• Where does the story take place?
• Who is the most important character? why?
• What is the problem or conflict in the story? How is it solved?
• Does this book remind you of another book? Why?
• How did the story make you feel?
• Did the illustrations help tell the story?
• Has anything that takes place in the story ever happened to you?
• What is your favorite part of the story? and why?
• Asking those questions will help to develop reading skills.
• Asking children to describe one of the characters in the story, or how
they might feel or act if they were one of the characters will also help.
• Extend the story with an activity or another book.
Base on this short story create your own ending in
five (5) sentences only.