Comprehension

Asking Deeper Questions for Comprehension

    • Once children read fluently (typically levels N+), we need to push them to think about books in a deeper way. Instead of asking questions about recall (What happened? ) , try asking the following questions:
      • What do you have in common with the main character in the story? How are you different?
      • How does the main character feel? How do you know?
      • Why do you think the character acted that way? What would you have done?
      • What do you think was the author's purpose in writing this?
      • What is the problem in this story? What solutions can you come up with for this problem?
      • What predictions do you have?
      • What are the main themes of the story? How do these themes relate
        • to you?
        • to the world?
        • to other books that you have read?