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Helpful Hints For Reading With Your Child at Home

As you are reading fiction with your child pause to ask these questions to check for understanding:

Who is in the story?

Where does the story take place?

What is the problem and how was it solved?

What are the most important events?

What did you think of the story?


As you are reading nonfiction with your child pause to ask these questions to check for understanding:

What is the topic?

What are the most important ideas to remember?

What did you learn that you didn't already know?

How did the text features (caption, subheadings, glossary, etc.) help you to understand the topic better?

What do you think was the author's purpose?