Burns, Griffin, and Snow (1999) describe the PEER sequence, a method of interacting with children while discussing books:
"In the PEER sequence:
For example, reading A Mother for Choco:
P Parent (or other adult) initiates an exchange about the book,
E Evaluates the child's response,
E Expands the child's response, and
R Repeats the initial question to check that the child understands the new learning.
Adult: 'What is Mrs. Bear doing?' ...
Child: 'Standing on her toes.'
Adult: 'Yes, she's standing on her toes and picking apples. (Evaluates and expands)
Adult (Next time through the book): 'What is Mrs. Bear doing? Do you remember?' (Repeats question)
Child: 'She's standing on her toes and picking apples.'
Adult: 'That's right, and she's putting them in her basket.' (Evaluates and expands)" (p. 52)