The Importance of Asking Questions
Asking a child questions as you/they read helps the child's ability to comprehend the literature, compare/contrast a text with personal experience, build background knowledge, increase vocabulary, and teach empathy. Here are some examples of questions to ask as you read:
1. What do you notice about_______?
2. Have you ever felt like _____________? (Explain)
3. Has ________ ever happened to you? When?
4. What does _________ mean? Let's look at that sentence, page, picture to figure it out.
5. What do you think will happen next? Why?
6. How did __________ change in the story?
7. How is _______ feeling? How do you know?
8. What just happened? Why did he/she ____?
9. What is one thing we can learn from _____ (the book, character, etc.)?
10. Did you like this book? Why/why not? What would you change about it?
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