Quick Links
Skip to main contentSkip to navigation
Jenks Public Schools logo
A tradition of excellence with a vision for tomorrow
peachjar icon
twitter icon
instagram icon
linkedin icon
facebook icon
Main Navigation


Ajax Loading Image


Growing Readers



Promote a culture of reading in the home by reading to children, reading with children, and enjoying reading as a family.

Questions to Guide Conversations at Home

Literal Questions


Merge Thinking with Content

Acquire Knowledge

Actively Use Knowledge

  • How many...?
  • What is...?
  • Where did...?
  • Who was...?


  • Tell me what happened...
  • Tell me what it was about...
  • Retell what you read...
  • What comes first, second, third?
  • When did...?


  • What do you think?
  • What did you learn?
  • What does this remind you of?
  • What do you wonder?
  • What do you visualize?
  • What do you infer?
  • What makes you say that?
  • How did you come up with that?
  • What makes you think that?
  • What did you learn that you think is important to remember?
  • Why does it matter?
  • What do you think are some big ideas here?
  • What do you think the author most wants you to get out of this?
  • Say more about that....


  • What do you want to do about this?
  • Why do you want to take action?
  • Is there a way you can get involved?
  • How do you think you can help?
  • What is your plan?


Adapted from Comprehension and Collaboration by Stephanie Harvey and Harvey Daniels (2009)