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Reading With Your Child.

Date: 25th Jul 2016 @ 10:27pm

Reading With Your Child.

We all know that reading opens the door to all learning.

A child who reads a lot will become a good reader.

A good reader will be able to read challenging material.

A child who reads challenging material is a child who will learn.

The more a child learns the more a child wants to find out.


Here are some suggestions of the type of questions you can ask you child when reading with them to help make reading enjoyable for everyone.


What type of book is this? (Fiction / non fiction)

Have we read a book like this before?

What other story is it like?

Look at the cover. What do you think this book is going to be about?

What do you think will happen?

What is the title of the book?

What can you see on the cover?


Where does this story take place?

Where is this story set?

Can you describe the setting of the story?

Character Who are the characters in this story?

Who is the most important character in this story?

Were there any characters that you didn’t like?

Why does that character behave like that?

Plot What do you think is going to happen next?

What is the most important thing that happened in the story?

Was there a problem in the story and if so, how was it resolved?

What was your favourite part of the story? Why?

Did you dislike anything about the story?

Theme Did you learn anything from the story?

Has anything similar ever happened to you?

Do you think the story ended happily? Why?


Can you spot where capital letters have been used?

Why have they been used?

Where are the full stops?

Why have they been used? 


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