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    Reading Comprehension Questions  

     

    Here are some comprehension questions you can ask your child. Just choose a few questions! 
    Fiction:

    What prediction can you make about the ending based on reading the beginning and middle?
    What prediction can you make about what will happen based on what you have read in the text?
    What prediction can you make based on what you know about the characters?
    What predictions can you make about the text based on what you know and your experiences?
    Does this book remind you of another book about ______?
    What connections can you make to other books?
    What characteristics can you recognize with characters you have read about before?
    What do you already know about the topic/character before you ever read this book? (prior knowledge) What have you learned new about this book? Show evidence in text of new ideas/ information.
    What can you learn about this book through pictures?
    Why do you think a character is acting the way he/she is acting?
    How do you think the character feels? Why? Find evidence in the text.
    What caused the character to feel the way he/she does? Find evidence in the text.
    What caused the character to do something in the story? Find evidence in the text.
    Have you ever felt like this character? How did you feel?
    What did the author do to make the story interesting, funny? i.e. description, pictures, word choice
    What is the difference between photographs and drawings?
    Is this text fiction or nonfiction? Is it realistic fiction or fantasy?
    How can you identify the beginning, middle and end of the text? Show evidence..
    What do you think caused the problem in the story? the outcome? Justify it.
    How did the author make this story surprising, funny, etc. Explain.
    Is this text fiction or nonfiction?
    What parts of the text can you identify? Beginning/series of events, ending
    How does the author use interesting characters in this book? interesting situations?
    What is your opinion of the text? Does it have a good beginning, characters, ending?
    Why is this illustration included? How does it help you understand the meaning of the book?
    Is this illustration done well so that the reader can understand the story better? Why?
    What judgment can you make about a character or event in the text? Explain your judgment

     
     

    Nonfiction

    What do you already know about this topic? (prior knowledge)
    What prediction can you make about this topic based what you have read? Can you make a connection to this book with other books? i.e. content, author What do you already know about this topic? ( prior knowledge)
    What new information are you learning as you read this text?
    What is the difference between photographs and drawings?
    How can you tell the text is nonfiction?
    How does the author present a sequence of events? Or set of directions?
    What is the sequence of events?
    What parts of the text can you identify? Beginning/series of events, ending What interesting information did the author choose for this factual text?
    How can you use an illustration or graphic to learn information?
    What does this illustration or text feature mean?
    What did you notice about the layout of the text? (bold letters, italics..)
    Do you agree or disagree with ideas in the text?
    How have you changed your mind after read this text?