Reading

Reading is one of the best things to do for your brain! Reading can bring you to places you have never been, help you see things you have never seen, and even experience some extraordinary events! To read is a great adventure! 

 

Reading must be done every single day! At school, you read many different genres throughout the day that keep your brain very active. It is essential to read at home as well so that you can continue to build your reading stamina and build your brain! 

 

Here you can find some resources to assist with your all of the levels of reading at home!  

 

 

Reading response questions to ask…  

(remember to always have find evidence in the text to support answers) 

 

  • Before reading a book, ask: 

  • Why did you select this book? 

  • What genre is this book? (fiction, nonfiction, mystery, fantasy…) 

  • How can you tell? 

  • What makes you think this book is going to be interesting? 

  • What do you think the book is going to be about? 

  • Does this book remind you of anything else you’ve already read or seen? 

  • What kind of characters do you think will be in the book? 

  • What do you think is going to happen? 

  • While reading a book, ask: 

  • Will you catch me up on the story? What’s happened so far? 

  • What do you think will happen next? 

  • If you were that character, what would you have done differently in that situation? 

  • If the book were a TV show, which actors would you cast in it?  

  • What is the setting of the book? 

  • If the main character in the story lived next door, would you be friends? 

  • What does the place look like in your head as you read? Would you want to visit there? 

  • Did you learn any new words or facts so far? 

  • After finished a book, ask: 

  • What was your favorite part of the book? Why? 

  • Who was your favorite character? Why? 

  • What was the most interesting thing you learned from the book? 

  • Why do you think the author wrote this book? 

  • Would you have ended the book differently? Did it end the way you thought it would? 

  • Did the problem of the book’s plot get solved? 

  • If you could change one thing in the book, what would it be? Why?