Mapping the action Activity

August 02, 1998

The ultimate goal for listening and reading is comprehension. By setting a purpose for listening to or reading literature, you will be helping your child to derive meaning and satisfaction from print.

Help your child organize his or her thoughts after reading the story "The Fabulous Flying Fandinis." First, draw an organizer chart like the one pictured here. Invite your child to listen as you read the story aloud. Then, have your child recall the ideas to tell the story again, but change the ending or change the problem. (What if Bobby Brown had agreed to try something new earlier in the story?)

- Prepared by Susan Rapp, Village Reading Center

Pub Date: 8/02/98

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