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Post by Dael Reader » 25 Jul 2018, 20:46

Yssimnar wrote:
25 Jul 2018, 15:06
Adding discussion questions would make it seem like a book meant for a class setting. It depends on the intent of the author.
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Post by Raya raymond » 26 Jul 2018, 07:09

Yes I think questions like if they think Tony is a superhero would be great to improve the way the children think about things.

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Post by Ruba Abu Ali » 26 Jul 2018, 07:44

I do not find it necessary to add questions to this book. The main aim is teach children to read and comprehend words. I think it's better to leave it to the parent to raise points for discussion as the book is read with the child.

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Post by kfwilson6 » 26 Jul 2018, 09:51

Ruba Abu Ali wrote:
26 Jul 2018, 07:44
I do not find it necessary to add questions to this book. The main aim is teach children to read and comprehend words. I think it's better to leave it to the parent to raise points for discussion as the book is read with the child.
It seems like questions imply more from the child than is really appropriate at the targeted age. Teaching children to read is quite a task, I wouldn't expect to get heavy into themes or lessons with them at this stage.

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Post by Ruba Abu Ali » 26 Jul 2018, 11:34

kfwilson6 wrote:
26 Jul 2018, 09:51
Ruba Abu Ali wrote:
26 Jul 2018, 07:44
I do not find it necessary to add questions to this book. The main aim is teach children to read and comprehend words. I think it's better to leave it to the parent to raise points for discussion as the book is read with the child.
It seems like questions imply more from the child than is really appropriate at the targeted age. Teaching children to read is quite a task, I wouldn't expect to get heavy into themes or lessons with them at this stage.
I totally agree. :) It might have been suitable to use questions at the end of the book or dwell on the deeper meaning of words if the book were for a different age group.

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Post by chelhack » 27 Jul 2018, 04:04

I do not believe that there is a needed section for lessons learned. I believe that a lot of the creativity behind making a book such as this one for small children is that they are learning by reading, seeing, and doing. Which, I think is great for this age group.
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Post by kelvinmwaniki17 » 27 Jul 2018, 04:11

I think asking questions is really good and it will help readers better understand the book even more.

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Post by SparklesonPages » 27 Jul 2018, 08:20

I think adding the discussion questions may just be over complicating the book. It would take away from the simplicity needed in this instance.

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Post by Sarah Tariq » 29 Jul 2018, 02:11

melissy370 wrote:
15 Jul 2018, 20:00
The point of the book is for young readers to learn how to read. I don't think questions about the underlying messages would benefit that goal. For me, the simplicity of the story is the beauty of it and the parent can draw the child's attention to whatever they want.
You are right that simplicity is the beauty of this story. However, some simple questions can be added to help parents to inculcate the thoughts to children.
And parents can do their self to make some questions about Toni ask children about it. It will help children to memorise those lessons for along time.
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Post by Sarah Tariq » 29 Jul 2018, 02:13

chelhack wrote:
27 Jul 2018, 04:04
I do not believe that there is a needed section for lessons learned. I believe that a lot of the creativity behind making a book such as this one for small children is that they are learning by reading, seeing, and doing. Which, I think is great for this age group.
Of coarse it is not required . Rather can make this book interactive according to the mental capabilities of their child.
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Post by Oscar Osman » 30 Jul 2018, 01:03

Incorporation of questions and answers would buffer readers' understanding of the story

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Post by Kister Bless » 30 Jul 2018, 04:14

It's a great idea though too much of something is poisonous. Adding many of them won't be so good because the main is helping the young readers how to read.
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Post by Adediran Israel » 31 Jul 2018, 11:53

I welcome this kind of idea. In fact, I have never seen a teens book that will end without any actual questions about the chapter he/she just completed.

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Post by Sarah Tariq » 31 Jul 2018, 13:22

Al Chakauya wrote:
13 Jul 2018, 21:09
For me discussion questions are a big NO for this book. The author's idea here is to teach kids to read - adding questions will not help the intended reader. The big and vibrant illustrations accompanied by very short sentences will just do the trick to lure the child to read the book again and again.
You are right in a way that the intended audience are little kids who can not go into the depth. The children of age group 1 and really can't understand these questions. But if we see at the age group of 3 and 4 , the children of this age can easily understand the questions . Rather they will enjoy this activity.
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Post by Harzelryan » 31 Jul 2018, 14:44

In as much as the author wanted to teach kids how to read there also should be a lesson learnt from the book. This will also add more value to the book.

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