We all know the importance of book reading and its impact on minds. The reader is someone who gets involve in the book and whose thought process get initiated. Understanding the book and implementing the qualities in real life, learning from characters and learning forward is the purpose of reading books. With so many advantages, various schools try novice ways to develop reading habit right from early grades in schools. Once the habit is inculcated they can develop the real educated minds for future. Although schools try a lot, kids read the books but it is difficult to analyze whether they really are gaining from books or simply are reading for the sake of task completion. With such a view of understanding analysis, there should be a way through which the actual understanding from the books should be measured. In this light, an International school in Egypt conducted reading challenge for students during their vacations. They were asked to read defined books and made an analysis of their understanding through a questionnaires. The questions were asked to judge the understanding of the readers from the book reading.
Here are those questions which the students have to answer based on the books which they read:
- Who is your favorite character? And why? :
Students who read the book and understood the characters have different perspective about characters in the book. To understand different viewpoints, students were asked to explain why they liked the particular character in the book. With this questions they will enhance their thought process and read the entire book with awakened mind.
- What is your favorite part of book? Why?
Stories are filled with different parts, those parts have their own impact on the conclusion. If the student has read the entire book with proper understanding they can answer this question of which part and why they liked the respective part more. It give the insights of the thought process of a student in that part of book.
- How the story is related to world /community around us?
Education is all about Applica ting the learnings in real life scenarios. Once understood the story and its characters, the student should apply the same in the world around us.
- How the story is related to your life?
A reader is an awakened mind with quality thoughts, the learning from reading has to be impacted on reader’s life. So, this question makes kids in thinking process to apply the same in their life.