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Reading

Children in KS1 should read or have a story read to them for at least 15 minutes a day. Children should continue practicing their phonics using Phonics Play. Children in KS2 should read for at least 30 minutes a day. 

Please use the comprehension questions provided to help children demonstrate their understanding of the story/book they have read. Children can respond to these questions orally or they may write them down. Please keep track of reading in your reading record. 

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Before Reading

Questioning During Reading

After Reading

Questioning if beginning a new book 

  • What do you think this book will be about? Why do you think that? 
  • What characters do you think might be in this story? 
  • What do you know about the topic of this book? (Have you ever been camping/ seen a ghost/been to a farm, etc) 
  • Does the topic of this book remind you of anything you know or have done? 
  • What questions would you like to ask the author before you read this book? 
  • What are you wondering about as you look at the cover and back of your book?  

Questioning if continuing a book

  • What has happened so far in this story?
  • What do you think will happen next? Why?
  • What questions would you like to ask the author about this book? 
  • Do you have any questions about what has happened so far? 

Predicting  

  • What do you think will happen next? Why? 
  • How do you think the character will handle this situation? 

Connecting 

  • What must have happened here that the author didn’t tell us? 
  • What emotions is the character feeling? How do you know? 
  • What would you have done if you were the character? 
  • Has anything like this ever happened to you?  
  • How would you have felt if that happened to you? 
  • How are you like/different than this character? 

Visualizing

  • If you were in the story, what would you hear, taste, smell or feel? 
  • What does the character/setting look like in your mind? 
  • Tell me what you were imagining in your mind as you read that page/paragraph. 

Summarizing  

  • Is there anything you’re wondering about right now? 
  • Can you put what you’ve just read in your own words? 
  • What’s happened to this character so far? 
  • Tell me the most important things you read today in order of how they happened. 

Determining Importance  

  • Do you think it will be important to remember this? Why? 
  • Are there some parts of this story that are more important than others? Which ones? Why are they most important? 
  • What’s the big idea in what you’ve read today?

 

Questioning after completing a book

  • If this story had a sequel, what do you think it would be about? 
  • What is the main message of this book? What does the author want you to think about? What was the big idea? 
  • What questions would you like to ask the author right now? 
  • Tell me the story in your own words. 
  • Retell the most important events in the story from beginning, middle and end.  

Questioning if continuing a book

  • What were the most important events in this story? 
  • Summarize what you have read today? Retell the most important events in order. 
  • What’s happened to this character so far? 
  • What do you think will happen next? Why? 
  • What questions would you like to ask the author about this book? 
  • Do you have any questions about what has happened so far? 
  • What will be most important for us to remember in what we read today?