Questions to ask when reading with your child
Asking your children questions about what they are reading develops their comprehension skills. It gives you a sense of whether they fully understand what they read.
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- How has the author used description to show how the character is feeling?
- Can you find one work that describes a character in your book very well?
- What lesson did you learn from the story?
- Which places in the book are important? Why?
- Using evidence in the text, what do you think about…
- Are there any other reasons why this might have happened?
- If you were the main character, how would you have reacted to that problem?
- Do you like the way the story ended? Why?
- Do you agree with the actions of the main character?
- Where did the story take place?
- Where in the book would you find…?
- Who are the main characters?
- What problems does one of the characters have, how does he or she solve it?
- How does the book begin?
- Have you learnt any facts from the book so far?
- What does the title have to do with the book?
- What was the author’s purpose in writing this book?
- Which part do you like best? Why?
- Whose point of view is the story told?
- What is happening in the chapter?