Examples of Post-Reading Activities

Reading Activities

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I continue   with  one more post   of my  online training  about  reading  , those  are  the  objectives  that  you have  to keep  in mind    when  thinking  about  Post-reading activities

  • What kinds of post-reading activities are there?
  • What are graphic organizers?
  • How can we use them in the classroom?

Post-reading activities help students understand texts further, through critically analyzing what they have read.

Two  activities  that  I suggest are  the  following are  the  following

  1. Ask students to choose 10-15 words from the text. You can provide categories for the words e.g. the most interesting words / the most important words / key words related to the topic. Students then write a text using the words. This text could be a story, poem, news report, summary, etc.
  2. Ask students to say which part of the text is the most important/interesting and which part is not interesting or key

What does a graphic organizer look like?
‘A graphic organizer (also known as a concept map, mind map or relationship chart) is usually a one-page form with blank areas for learners to complete with ideas and information which are connected in some way.’ (Darn, 2008)

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Graphic organizers…

  • can help convey large chunks of information concisely;
  • encourage strategic thinking: describing, comparing and contrasting, classifying, sequencing, identifying cause and effect, decision making, etc;
  • can be used to aid reading comprehension – students can brainstorm around a topic, summarize texts, etc – as well as other learning activities, such as organizing and storing vocabulary, planning research, writing projects, etc;
  • are easy to use with all levels and ages;
  • are non-linear and thus allow for multiple connections between ideas

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