Develop and enhance your child’s reading skills with these easy steps
Children at all reading levels will get more out of a book if they are thinking about what they are reading before, during and after they read.
Ask your child these questions as they are reading each night.
Questions to ask before reading:
- What is the title of the book?
- What does the cover tell you about the book?
- What do you think the book is about?
- What are you curious to find out about this book?
- What do you already know about this book?
- Why are you reading this book?
Questions to ask during reading:
- What do you think will happen next?
- What is the problem in the book?
- Why do you think the character did that?
- If you were the character, would you do the game thing or would you change your actions?
- How do you think the character is feeling at this time? Explain why.
- When you were reading this part, what were you picturing in your head?
Questions to ask after reading:
- Describe the setting of the story. How did it change throughout the story?
- Could this same story have taken place in a different setting?
- Describe how a character changed throughout the book.
- Which of the characters did you like best? Explain why.
- What were some of the problems or situations the characters encountered?
- How would you solve the problem if it happened to you?
- Tell about a part that you liked or disliked and tell why?
- What connection did you have with the story?
- If this book continued, what do you think would happen next? Explain why.
- Would you recommend this book to your friends? Explain why or why not.
Hope you find these strategies helpful.