BOOKED IS ONE YEAR OLD! I can't believe it.
This week, marks one whole year of my first ever app, and I couldn't be more proud of it. I'm also shocked, that in the year that's gone by, I've not blogged about it before!
As teachers, we often get asked by eager parents, keen to help their child progress, what they can do to help. Now, I don't know about you, but when it comes to reading, I've always talked about the importance of comprehension; understanding what's been read.
In it's simplest form, it's vital that you ask your child questions while reading. There won't always be a clean-cut answer, but the fact you're delving deeper into the text, discussing different topics and engaging further with the book will be a real benefit.
But what sorts of questions should we ask?
And that's where I came up with Booked! I wanted to create a bank of question stems that could be used by families when reading together. Adding to that, I wanted to encourage children to read with their families more, so I wanted there to be a game element too. That's where it started.
One Year Later...
But for now, I wanted to share some resources.
PROMOTE BOOKED IN YOUR SCHOOL!
Available below, are some free posters that you can use to spread the message of Booked in your school. A black and white version is available too!
Also, if you'd like to add Booked to a school newsletter, contact me here, where I can send you a blurb, screenshots, anything you like!
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Booked has over 150 adaptable questions, split into Fiction and Non-Fiction, ideal for sparking discussion over every type of text! Many of them feature completed examples, to help you ask the right questions to make the best progress!
Don't worry, if the question doesn't quite fit the topic you're reading about, there is helpful Switch button that will give you a new question to use, and you can tap it as many times as you like!
Below is a sample of 20 questions available for you to download. Print them using "Multiple Per Sheet" to make handy question cards for a variety of uses: