Helping Your Child Build Comprehension Skills



Look at the cover. What do you think this story is about?

What do you notice about the cover?

Flip through the pictures (take a picture walk) what do you think this story will be about?


Do you understand what you just read? Can you explain it to me?

What picture is the author painting in your head?

Do you need to reread so that you understand?

What do you think is going to happen next in the story?


What was this story about? What happened in the beginning, middle and end?

Who is (are) the main characters in your story?

Are any of the main characters like you or like somebody you know? What makes you think so?

Describe your favorite character in the story and tell me why the character is your favorite.

Where does the story take place?

What is the funniest/scariest/best part of the story?

Is there a problem in this story? If so, how does the problem get solved? How would you have solved the problem?

Could you come up with another good title for this book? What would it be?

What if you could change the ending of this book, what would it be?