I hope everyone has a wonderful Winter Break! While I hope that you get lots of rest, I also hope that you read as many books as you can.
How you can help your child during the break is by reading? Not only is reading important, but it is also important that you ask questions about their reading.
Questions to ask Before Reading:
- What do you think this story/article is about?
- What do you think will happen in this book?
- Do you think there will be a problem in the story? What will it be?
- What type of story do you think this is?
- Why did you choose this book?
- Do you think this story will be like anything that has happened to you?
- What do you predict will happen next?
- How do you think the story will end?
- What is happening in the story so far? (use words like first, next, then, and finally)
- If you were the main character would you do the same thing or something different?
- What are you think about as you read the story/article?
- Do you have any questions about what you are reading? Anything you don't understand?
- Was the title of the story appropriate? Why or why not?
- Would you change the title? Why or why not?
- Were your predictions correct?
- If there was a problem, did it get solved? How did the characters solve it?
- Why do you think the author wrote this book?
- What is the central message?
- Who is telling the story?
- What is the most important point the author is trying to make?
- What was your favorite part? Why?
- Please retell the story using sequence words, you may use your book to go back and help you remember.