Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Working Memory-Part-10 Reorganising

Reorganising happens during the after reading phase. It  involves reframing the recalled information in a way that is more meaningful and connected to one's life experience.

It may involve summarising a story or article or visualising the content. This process happens at a conceptual level whereby the reader integrates the new knowledge with the old knowledge. In other words the reader creates new meanings and these meanings are reorganised and restored into long-term memory.

What should you do to assist?

  1. Ask the reader to visualise the important scenes in the story.
  2. Ask the reader to describe the scenes and to retell the story.
  3. Retell the story from the main character's (or another character's) perspective.
  4. Have the child say what he/she would have done in the same situation.
  5. Have the child form an opinion about the actions of the characters.
  6. Ask, "What do you think is a moral for the story?"
  7. What are the lessions that can be learned from the story?"
  8. Ask, "Why do you think that ..... did.......?"
  9. Ask the reader to make up a question about the story.
  10. Ask, "Have you ever been in a similar situation?"


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  2. The next blog will be the second last one in this series.

    The next series will focus on using visualising techniques for reading comprehension.