Comprehension Questions – Informational

  1.  Let’s locate some of the features in the text that are there to help you…Table of Contents, Glossary, Index, Pictures, Graphs, Charts, Drawings, Maps, Bolded words. (Locate features that are present in the book.)
  2. What did you already know about the topic?
  3. What is the main topic of the book?
  4. Tell me three things you learned from reading the book today.
  5. Tell me what you liked about the book you read.
  6. Tell me one thing you wish the author would have told you about.
  7. Where there any words in the story that you did not understand (define if needed)?
  8. Look back through the book you read today and find three important words in the story.  Why are these words important?
  9. What does this topic make you think of (make connections either: book to self, book to another book, or book to other media/events/world)?
  10. When you read, one way to improve your comprehension is to create pictures in your mind or visualize as you read. Think about what you just read and describe what pictures you had in your mind.

 

Comprehension Questions – Narrative/Literature

  1. Tell me the names of two characters in the story (the people or things that the story is about).
  2. How are the characters alike? How are they different?
  3. Where is the setting (the place where the story takes place)?
  4. What is the problem in the story?
  5. How was the problem solved (called the resolution)?
  6. Where there any words in the story that you did not understand (define if needed)?
  7. What do you think will happen next in the story (make predictions)?
  8. What clues do you have that helped make the prediction?
  9. Look back through the book you read today and find three important words in the story. Why are these words important?
  10. How is the character feeling in the story?
  11. How did the story end?
  12. What does this story make you think of (make connections either: book to self, book to another book, or book to other media/events/world)?