Questions you could use to support your child whilst reading – Early Years
- What do you think this book is about? Why do you think that?
- What do you think is going to happen now?
- How did that happen?
- Can you think of another word the author could have used?
- What would happen next if you were the author?
- Why do you think that happened?
- What would the next book look like?
- Has that ever happened to you?
Questions you could use to support your child whilst reading – KS 1
- How do you know what the main character is thinking/feeling?
- What words tell us about the setting of the story?
- Why do you think XXX decided to do that?
- Why do you think those words are in italics/bold/large? What is the author trying to tell us?
- What do you think the solution is?
- What are the main points of the story?
- What is your prediction about the next part of the story based on what you have already read?
- What was your favourite sentence? Why?
- If you were the author, what would you improve?
Questions you could use to support your child whilst reading – KS 2
- When does the author explore the emotions of the characters?
- As a reader, what can you tell about the author’s style?
- What does the tone of the character’s voice reveal?
- The author uses XXX. What are they trying to show us?
- Can you surmise what the inner thoughts of the character are?
- Where in the text does the majority of the action take place? How do you know?
- What evidence can you find to prove XXX?
- How is the author’s viewpoint revealed?
- What is the writers intended impact at this point in the story?