Reading ideas

Here are some suggested questions that you might want use when you are reading with your child…

Before reading the book:

• Looking at the title, cover and illustrations/pictures, what do you think will happen in this book?
• What makes you think that?
• What characters do you think might be in the book?
• Do you think there will be problem in the story? Why?
• What do you already know about the topic of this book?
• If you could ask this character anything, what would you ask him/her?

Whilst sharing the book:

• What has happened so far in the story?
• What do you predict will happen next?
• How do you think the story will end?
• Why do you think the character did ____________?
• What would you have done if you were the character?
• How would you have felt if you were the character?
• How do you think this character felt when ___________________ happened?
• What questions do you have about _____________ ?
• Think about the predictions you made before reading….do you still think the story will go that way? Why or why not? How do you think it will go now?


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2 Responses
  1. Lisa Woolford says:

    Thank you for the reading tips Mrs James.
    I do ask some of the questions, but there are others which I do not ask.
    I shall begin asking these questions this weekend.

    • seabrookrainbowfish says:

      I’m glad you’ve found the questions helpful. It’s a handy list to dip in and out of when you need to!

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