Strategic Reading Questions
||QUESTIONS TO HELP CHILDREN BECOME STRATEGIC READERS BEFORE THEY READ|
What kind of a selection is this?
Does it give me information or tell directions?
How do I know?
What will this selection be about?
What do the title and pictures tell me?
What do I already know about the topic that will help me?
What do I want to find out about the topic?
Why would someone write this?
Why would someone read this?
Why m I reading this selection?
Can I read it quickly or should I read it carefully?
What kinds of questions should I ask myself before I read this chapter?
How would these questions be different if this were a mystery story rather than a science chapter?
QUESTIONS TO HELP CHILDREN BECOME STRATEGIC READERS WHILE THEY ARE READING
What do I think will happen next?
How did I know this?
Are my predictions correct so far?
Does this make sense?
What can I do to make sure I understand it?
What can I do to make sure I understand what I'm reading?
What have I learned so far?
Is this selection easy to read or hard to read?
Why do I think so?
How can I figure out difficult words or parts of the selection I don't understand?
What strategies will help me understand this kind of reading? Should I look for the plot, the main idea? Should I ask questions, or paraphrase what I have read?
What is the author saying directly?
What is the author implying?
How do I feel about what the author is saying?
Can I visualize what has been described?
QUESTIONS TO HELP CHILDREN BECOME STRATEGIC READERS AFTER THEY HAVE READ
What questions did I have before I started reading?
What are the answers?
What can I do if I still have unanswered questions or if I can't remember what I've read?
Would I recommend this selection to someone else? Why or why not?
What did I learn?
Did I like it? Why or why not?
Did I lean what I wanted to?
Were my predictions about the selection correct?
Do I agree with what the author said?
How would I summarize what I read?
Are there any parts that I should read again to be sure that I understand what it meant?
How was this selection similar to and different from other stories I have read.
Did the selection remind me of my own experiences?
Prepared by Annena McCleskey, Houghton Mifflin