Questions to Ask for Better Comprehension

  • READ AND DISCUSS

    Ask the reader to think about the following:

    CONTRAST

    Find two characters, ideas or events that are different in some way.  Ask a question such as...

    What are the differences between  ____  and ____?

    How are ____ and ____ different?

     

    VERY IMPORTANT PART

    External - Think about the title and illustrations.  What is the very important action in the story?

    Internal - What is the most important feeling of the main character?

     

    STOP - THINK - PARAPHRASE

    • Stop reading; cover the text with your hand.
    • Think about what you read.
    • Paraphrase by softly telling yourself what you read.