This sequence of activities assists students to review, consolidate and respond to the text. The activities are presented in the following developmental order.
Consolidating and reviewing the textThis activity can be repeated to allow students to practise consolidating and reviewing the text. Ask the student to:
Ask the student to express what they have learnt from reading the text and identify questions they can now answer about the text.
Support the student to create a concept map that shows the ideas they have learnt from the text and the links between the ideas. Using the concept map, ask the student to write a summary of the knowledge they have gained from reading the text.
Providing an emotional response to the textThis activity can be repeated to allow students to practise providing an emotional response to the text.
Ask the student to provide an emotional response to the text. Include questions such as:
What did and didn’t you like about the text?
How did you feel as you were reading the text and why?
How would you like to change the text so that it was more useful or interesting?
How do you think the author wanted us to think or feel about the text?
Would you recommend the text to your friends? Tell me what you’d say to them.