As your child is reading a story or after they have completed a book, take a moment to ask them questions such as:
Start at the beginning and tell me what happened in this story. Remember to use First, Next, Then and Last.
Tell me more.
What happened at the beginning?
What happened before/after __________ ?
Who else was in the story?
How did the story end?
What did this story make you think of?
What do you think the author is trying to tell you?
Each week, we focus on a different comprehension skill. Ask you student what skill we are focusing on in class this week and ask how he or she would apply the lesson to various books. For more reading tips, check out Read, Read, Read!!!