Zac bought his first Geronimo Stilton story book when he was in Primary 1, after seeing some of his classmates reading the colourful books. That’s the power of peer influence.
When he finished reading that first book, he asked for another, and another… Whenever we passed by POPULAR Bookstores, he would dash excitedly straight to the Geronimo Stilton section to check if the latest title has been published.
We ended up buying one Geronimo Stilton book after another.
Jay took over these books when he was 6 years old, after Zac moved on to other books.
With two Geronimo Stilton fans in our family, I was glad to receive these Geronimo Stilton Academy Comprehension Pawbooks from Scholastic recently.
As a former Primary School teacher, I am aware that Comprehension is one of the components of English that many children struggle with. When kids are being shown a long comprehension passage, it is not unusual to see frowns on their faces.
Can these Geronimo Stilton Comprehension Pawbooks get children interested in Comprehension?
When I showed our two boys the books, they were attracted to them and started browsing through them. As least the books got their attention. I don’t think they would show that much interest if I were to hand them a few comprehension assessment books! I believe part of the reason has to be that they were already fans of the series.
Children naturally learn better when they are interested and engaged in the subject. The Geronimo Stilton Comprehension Pawbooks build on children’s interest in Geronimo Stilton, thus increasing children’s motivation to read. This in turn helps to develop their reading comprehension skills.
What We Like About The Comprehension Pawbooks
Comprehension passages were printed in typical Geronimo Stilton style, literally with colourful words. The words that are printed in colours are usually words that make the story more interesting, such as adjectives and verbs. Our boys find these more interesting than reading the usual comprehension passages from school and assessment books. This is a good way to gain your child’s interest in comprehension if he/she finds typical comprehension passages boring.
Variety of activities
After reading the passage, there are different activities that children can do. These activities are designed to help develop children’s comprehension skills.
Instead of the usual plain comprehension exercises that children are exposed to in school worksheets and assessment books, these Comprehension Pawbooks are filled with colourful graphics that are able to draw the readers into the stories.
Develop comprehension skills
The comprehension skills covered in these books include predicting, inferring, sequencing, comparing and contrasting, recalling details and main ideas, drawing conclusions, summarizing, giving reasons and stating opinions and point of view.
There are 3 books in this series, in increasing levels of difficulty.
The Geronimo Stilton Academy Comprehension Pawbook 1 to 3 are retailing at S$9.40 each (before GST) and are available at POPULAR Bookstores.
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Disclosure: Ingspirations was gifted a set of Geronimo Stilton Academy Comprehension Pawbooks 1 to 3 for the purpose of this review. No monetary compensation was received. Opinions are my own.