We will be working on the following strategies as we read to help us understand what we are reading. Use the following prompts as you read with your child.
This story reminds me of...
I felt the way the character did in this story when......
The main character in this story reminds me of the main character in__________.
The problem in this story reminds me of the problem in __________ because...
The solution in this story reminds me of the solution in ___________ because...
Good Readers constantly ask questions before, during, and after reading. Questioning provides a purpose for reading and keeps the reader engaged in the text. It propels the reader forward to search for answers to their questions. Questions are answered many different ways: in the text, from prior knowledge, inferences, and further research. There are also some questions that are not answered.
What do I think is going to happen?
What am I going to learn?
Why did the author choose this title?
Why did the author write this?
When did the story take place?
Who is the story about?
Who is telling the story?
What do I think will happen next?
How does the character feel?
Why did __________ happen?
I wonder why __________?
What would I do?
How is the problem going to be solved?
Do you think ____ should have _______?
Am I paying attention to the message?
Would I be friends with _______?
What might happen if __________?What do I still need to find out?
Why is this information important?
Do I understand what the author is saying?
How did I feel when.....?
What was my opinion of.....?
When the author said __, I wondered....?
Why do you think the author.....?
What was the main idea.....?
Do I know someone like...?
What would have happened if......?
Do I agree with what the author said?
What might happen if __________?
What do I still need to find out?