We can help children expand their reading horizons by helping them learn new background knowledge (Schank, 1982). Before having children read Treasure Island they might pretend to be pirates, or play games that involve trying to steal gold or conquering the Caribbean, thereby learning in a natural way how they might behave in certain situations. Then could they begin to "relate" to the story. Then could they develop experiences and generalizations through which they could develop an interesting understanding of the story.
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