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Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Reading For Understanding - Comprehension

Ask these 15 questions before, during, and after your reading time to help develop comprehension skills at home.

Questions to ask before reading:
  1. What does the title tell you about the story?
  2. What do the pictures tell you about the story?
  3. What do you already know about . . .? (Discuss the topic of the book.)
Questions to ask during reading:
  1. Who? Who is doing something right now in the story?
  2. What? What is going on right now in the story?
  3. When? When is this taking place?
  4. Where? Where is ______ happening?
  5. Why? Why did _______ happen?
  6. How? How did _______ happen?
  7. What do you think will happen next?
Questions to ask after reading:
  1. Who were the characters or people in the story?
  2. What was the setting for the story? Where did the story happen?
  3. What was the problem?
  4. How was the problem solved?
  5. Why did . . .?

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE that you post these little things on a blog for us. It's so useful and helpful. I love hearing what's going on in preschool and seeing the pictures! Thanks for the great job that you do! :o)