Strategies to Become a Stronger Reader...

    Questions to ask before you read

    • Can you look at the pictures and predict what you think will happen in this book? What makes you think that?
    • What characters do you think might be in our story?
    • Do you think there will be a problem in this story? Why or why not?

    Questions to ask while you are reading

    • What do you think will happen next?
    • 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? (use different characters)
    • As I read (name a part in the story)____________, it made me picture________ in my head. What pictures do you see in your head?
    • As you read, what are you wondering about?
    • Can you put what you’ve just read in your own words?

    Questions to ask after reading

    • Can you remember the title? In your opinion, was it a good title for this book? Why or why not?
    • Were your predictions about the story correct?
    • If there was a problem, did it get solved? How?
    • What happened because of the problem?
    • Why do you think the author wrote this book?
    • What was your favorite part of 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 (name a character) __________, how would you have felt?
    • Is there a character in the story like you? How are you alike?
    • Did you like this book? Why?
    • What do you think the main character would do next if the story continued?
    • Do you agree with all the choices the character(s) made?
    • What did you picture in your mind while you were reading?
    • Did you learn anything new from reading the book?
    • Did anything in the story remind you of something that happened to you?
    • Did anything in the story remind you of another book you read?