Questions to Ask for Better Comprehension
READ AND DISCUSS
Ask the reader to think about the following:
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.