Reading Comprehension Questions Below you will find a list of questions to help you in your reading. By stopping your reading at the ends of paragraphs or chapters and asking and answering these types of questions, you will improve your understanding!!!! Use these questions to help guide you through your reading.
Before Reading (BR) What do you think this book/ chapter will be about? What words or phrases might be in this book/chapter? What do you already know about this topic? What do you predict will happen in this book/Chapter? What happened in the previous chapter?
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During Reading (DR) What is important? Do you notice a pattern? Who is telling the story? What do you think this word means? Are your predictions correct? How does the author show us what the character is like? Where does this story take place? Can you visualize (see in your mind) this part of the story? Do you want to change your prediction now that you have read part of ….? Is the story making sense? Where did you find this information? What is the setting? If you met one of the characters in this book, what would you ask/say to them? Does this book remind you of anything? What do you think will happen next?
After Reading (AR) What did you learn about the book or about yourself as a reader? What important facts could you tell someone?
Can you tell me, in your own words, what happened?
Does this remind you of anything? Have you read other books on this topic? What character did you find the most interesting? Why? How did we know what the author was thinking? Why is this important? What do you still want to know about…? What evidence supports that idea? What are some interesting facts? How do you connect to this story? How would you feel if you were in this situation? Explain how you like/dislike the main character. How are the characters different? How would you change the ending?
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What is the problem and how else could you solve it?