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I searched on-line for Comprehensive Reading Questions - and was overwhelmed with the amount of questions you can ask a young reader. Reading needs to be a fun bonding experience - so I suggest the KISS approach:
KEEP IT SIMPLE SILLY
- Who? Who was in this book?
- What? What happened?
- Where? Where did this happen?
- How? How was a problem solved?
- WHY? Why did you like this book (or why not)?
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It is not necessary to ask all the suggested questions below. Just ask what you think is appropriate at the time. You may want to wait until the end of the book to ask anything - but asking a few questions before beginning a story, and during reading, may aid in comprehension, especially if the child knows that questions are going to be asked.
Questions to Ask BEFORE Reading:
- What do you think this book is about?
- What do you think will happen?
- Do you think this book is real or make believe?
- What do you think is going to happen next?
- How do you think it is going to end?
- How does the main character feel?
- Do you like this book? Why?
- What happened?
- What is your favorite part? Why?
- Who was your favorite character? What did you like about them?
- Can you tell me the story in your own words?
- Can you make up a story about.... (whatever they love). It is fun and enlightening to make up stories together.
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Don't just go through it -
Grow through it.
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