Here are some questions to ask your child as you read aloud to them to help build reading and comprehension skills:
o When you read that story, did it remind you of anything you know about?
o Why did it remind you of that event?
o If it did remind you of something in your life, did it remind you of any experiences or things that have happened?
o Are there things you know about or things in your life that help you to understand this book?
o How does that help?
o What did you wonder about (or question) while you were reading this story?
o What questions do you have about this book now?
o When you were reading this, did you make any pictures in your head?
o Tell me everything you can about that picture or image you made while you were reading just now.
o Do the pictures that you just told me about help you to understand the story?
o Can you predict what is going to happen?
o Why did you make that prediction?
o Can you identify something in the book that helped you to make that prediction?
o What did the author mean by ____?
o What in the story helped you know that?
o If you were to tell another person about the story you just read, and you could only use a few sentences, what would you tell them?
o Think about what you have just said about the story.
o What do you understand now that you didn’t understand before?
o Did you have any problems while you were reading this story?
o What could you do to solve the problem?
o When you are reading other stories, what kinds of problems do you have?
o What are all the ways you solve the problems?