Prepare at least 4 general DISCUSSION
questions about the story.
NOTE that the best discussion questions come
from thoughts or feelings.
• ‘Did anything in the story surprise you?’
• ‘Imagine you are … What would you do?’
• Why do you think …?’
Ask each student to present their part.
Ask at least one question to each student.
Act as a discussion guide.
Control the time for the whole discussion:
• Read the story.
• Find the key points to understand and
• Prepare a short summary to talk to the group.
• Retell the story in a short summary (1
or 2 minutes) in your own words.
• Don’t read your summary to the group.
• Look for 5 words or short phrases that are
important in the story.
You don’t have to choose unknown words.
• Tell the group why the words are important to
understand the story.
• Use simple English in your explanation.
• Read the story and find at least 3 important or
• The passages don’t have to be passages
containing main events in the story. They
could be interesting descriptions of the
characters, or parts that have interesting or
• A passage can be a paragraph, or one or two
Tell the group why you have chosen the
Ask the group if they have found any
passages especially difficult.
If there are difficult passages, ask the
group to try to explain them.