Comprehension Questions

  • Strategic Questions to Ask Your Child

    About the Book They are Reading

     

    Summarizing...                                                                                                                          

    -          What is your book about?

    -          Who are the main characters and why are they important to the story?

    • What was the main idea of the chapter you just read?

    Predicting...                                                                                                                  

    -          What do you think this book will be about?

    -          What do you think will happen next?

    • How do you think the main character will change throughout this story?

    Visualizing...     

    -          Explain what you saw in your mind when you were reading the last chapter.

    -          What do you think the character/setting looks like?   Explain it to me.

    • Do you think this book would make a good movie?  Why or why not?

    Connecting/Comparing...     

    -          What are some experiences that you and the main character have in common?

    -          How is this book like another book that you have read?

    • What circumstances are taking place in this book that are similar to those happening in our world?

    Vocabulary...     

    -          What is a new word that you learned in the last chapter?

    -          How did you figure out the meaning of that unknown word?

    • What other word does the new word look like?  How did your knowledge of other words help you to figure out the definition?