How to study the end of a reading material

 

  • Individual practice: Now we only have the end of the story left. We have two drawings on the blackboard. In the first one, the mother is working and they’re just lying on the couch watching TV and drinking a coke. In the second one, the mother says she’s going to Ibiza by herself. What happens next? We’ll read the last part individually, and then we’ll draw an image to represent the scene. It’s important to imagine it, and don’t forget the conclusion the father and son reach”. Once they’re done, check the work.
  • Questions that improve inferences, connection to reality and realization of values. “What do you think of the technique? I think everyone understood the story perfectly, and now that you did the drawings, no one forgot it, right? If you were to take a history test, everyone would get a great grade.

Let’s see for ourselves with the following questions:

  • Do you think this is a real story and it happens to many families?
  • Have you ever witnessed anything like this?
  • Why is the mother vacationing alone?
  • How did she feel?
  • Did her husband and son understand her?
  • Why were they acting like that?
  • What did they do when they were left alone?
  • How did they solve the problem?
  • Do you think it’s fair that only one person does all the housework? “
  1. Conclusions: “What drawing represents the message the author wanted to transmit with the story? What’s that message? Yes, the conclusion and the message the author wants to give us is that ‘we all have to share the housework’. What were our initial hypotheses? Are they correct?” Now, name practical examples where the student can use the visualization technique.