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What is ROAD?

What is ROAD. ROAD stands for Reading Opens All Doors. It is a reading program that introduces students to a wide range of genres, topics and reading experiences in order to foster a love for lifelong reading. View the Powerpoint presentation for more information on what happens in the the classes and the research behind the program.

The Power of Reading Slowly: Jacqueline Woodson TED Talk

Madison Loves Books

TIME: The Best Young Adult Books of All Time

Benefits of Reading

What Reading Does to Your Brain

14 Ways Reading Improves Your Mind and Body

Rights of the Reader

Reading for pleasure, reading for life - Chris Riddell

Discussion questions

What was your initial reaction to the book - did it hook you in immediately or take a while to get into?

Why did you decide to read this book? Who would enjoy reading this book?

Was the book character-driven or plot-driven? How did that affect your reading experience?

What was your favourite - character/ event/ quote?

Was the setting important or unique or could the story be set anywhere?

What it reminded you of - other books, your experiences, the wider world.

What elements were interesting/thought-provoking/different/original?

Did you like the characters? Do you need to like the characters to enjoy the book?

Did the characters change throughout the story? Did your opinion of the characters change?

Which character did you relate to the most? Why?

Did it make you see the world or a situation in a different way? 

Was the book challenging - did it change your opinion or perspective on anything?

How would you describe the writing style - was it lyrical, accessible, concise, original, descriptive? 

How did the structure of the book affect the story?

What is the genre? Is it a good example of the genre? 

What could be a theme or motif in the book?

Was the ending satisfying or how do you think it should have ended?

If the book were to be made into a movie, who would you cast as the main characters?