QUESTIONS FOR READING
Below you will find a list of possible questions to help you with conversations about your child’s reading. These are not intended to be used all at once or even every time you read with your child. Use them at your discretion and where they are appropriate. Reading is meant to be an enjoyable time, so read away!
Questions to ask before you read...
• Can you look at the pictures and predict what you think will happen in this book?
• What makes you think that?
• What characters do you think might be in our story?
• Does the topic/story relate to you or your family? How?
Questions to ask during the reading...• What do you think will happen next?
• What can you tell me about the story so far?
• Can you predict how 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? (use different characters)
• As I read____________, it made me picture________ in my head. What pictures
do you see in your head?• As you read, what are you wondering about?
• Can you put what you’ve just read in your own words?
Questions to ask after reading...
• In your opinion, was this a good title for this book? Why or why not? Can you suggest
a different title?• What is the time span of the story? (One day? One week?) How can you tell?
• What was the problem? What caused it? How did it get solved?
• Would you have tried to solve the problem differently?
• Did any character change in the story? (become meaner, wiser, braver, etc)
• Why do you think the author wrote this book?
• What was your favorite part of the story?
• If you could change one thing in the story, what would it be?
• Can you retell the story in order?
• If you were __________, how would you have felt?
• Is there a character in the story like you? How are you alike?
• Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why?
• What did you learn from this story?