• Comprehension Questions to Ask at Home

    Questions to ask before you read

    • Can you look at the pictures and predict what will happen in this book?
    • What makes you think that?
    • What characters do you think might be in the story?
    • Do you think there will be a problem in this story? Why or why not?
    • Does the topic/story relate to you or your family? How?
    • What does the cover tell you about the book?
    • What are you curious to find out about this book?
    • What do you want to learn?

    Questions to ask while you read

    What do you think will happen next?
    • What is the problem in the book?
    • Why do you think the character did that?
    • When you were reading this part, what were you picturing in your head?
    • 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?
    • As you read, what are you wondering about?
    • Can you put what you’ve read into your own words?

    Questions to ask after you’ve read

    • Can you remember the title?
    • In your opinion, was it a good title for the book? Why or why not?
    • Were your predictions about the story correct?
    • Why do you think the author wrote this book?
    • What is the most important point the author is trying to make in his writing?
    • What was the moral (or lesson) in the story?
    • What was your favorite part in 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 you are like? How are you alike?
    • Did you like the book? Why or why not?