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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

Retell

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)

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