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Reading Comprehension Skills



Reading comprehension is about showing how much we can understand from a text.
We have to become a bit like detectives to do well at this and think carefully about each question.


We need to remember to;
  • - answer the question
  • - explain why we think our answer is right
  • - provide some evidence to prove it.






Top Tips (and games) to improve your reading  comprehension:

  • Try to escape from this 'Trapped' adventure using your skills
  • or try this 'Digger and the Gang' adventure
  • Watch a video and play games to help you make a deduction about an author's purpose
  • Improve your information gathering with another 'Trapped' game
  • Quick ways to collect information are skimming and scanning - click the links for help.
  • Look out for idioms which might trick you.
  • You will also need to sort out fact from opinion
For our wonderful parents so you can help your son/daughter when reading to you at home:

Check your child's comprehension after reading.

Great fiction questions to ask your child after they read:

-Who was the main/most important character in the story?

-What was the main character trying to do?

-What was the problem and solution?

-What was the setting (where did the story take place)?

-What was your favorite part and why?

-What character traits did the characters have (kind, mean, creative, patient, messy)? How do you know?

-Retell the most important events in your own words.

 

Great non-fiction questions to ask your child:

Ask before reading: What do you already know about the topic?

What facts were in the book?

What new facts did you learn?

What questions do you have after reading?

What is your favorite fact and why?



Check your child's comprehension after reading.
Great fiction questions to ask your child after they read:
-Who was the main/most important character in the story?
-What was the main character trying to do?
-What was the problem and solution?
-What was the setting (where did the story take place)?
-What was your favorite part and why?
-What character traits did the characters have (kind, mean, creative, patient, messy)? How do you know?
-Retell the most important events in your own words.
 

Great non-fiction questions to ask your child:

Ask before reading: What do you already know about the topic?
What facts were in the book?
What new facts did you learn?

What questions do you have after reading?

What is your favorite fact and why?
 
- See more at: http://www.qcsd.org/Page/3735#sthash.QKhhMfA3.dpuf

Check your child's comprehension after reading.
Great fiction questions to ask your child after they read:
-Who was the main/most important character in the story?
-What was the main character trying to do?
-What was the problem and solution?
-What was the setting (where did the story take place)?
-What was your favorite part and why?
-What character traits did the characters have (kind, mean, creative, patient, messy)? How do you know?
-Retell the most important events in your own words.
 

Great non-fiction questions to ask your child:

Ask before reading: What do you already know about the topic?
What facts were in the book?
What new facts did you learn?

What questions do you have after reading?

What is your favorite fact and why?
- See more at: http://www.qcsd.org/Page/3735#sthash.QKhhMfA3.dpuf
Check your child's comprehension after reading.
Great fiction questions to ask your child after they read:
-Who was the main/most important character in the story?
-What was the main character trying to do?
-What was the problem and solution?
-What was the setting (where did the story take place)?
-What was your favorite part and why?
-What character traits did the characters have (kind, mean, creative, patient, messy)? How do you know?
-Retell the most important events in your own words.
 

Great non-fiction questions to ask your child:

Ask before reading: What do you already know about the topic?
What facts were in the book?
What new facts did you learn?

What questions do you have after reading?

What is your favorite fact and why?
- See more at: http://www.qcsd.org/Page/3735#sthash.QKhhMfA3.dpuf
Check your child's comprehension after reading.
Great fiction questions to ask your child after they read:
-Who was the main/most important character in the story?
-What was the main character trying to do?
-What was the problem and solution?
-What was the setting (where did the story take place)?
-What was your favorite part and why?
-What character traits did the characters have (kind, mean, creative, patient, messy)? How do you know?
-Retell the most important events in your own words.
 

Great non-fiction questions to ask your child:

Ask before reading: What do you already know about the topic?
What facts were in the book?
What new facts did you learn?

What questions do you have after reading?

What is your favorite fact and why?
 
- See more at: http://www.qcsd.org/Page/3735#sthash.QKhhMfA3.dpuf
Check your child's comprehension after reading.
Great fiction questions to ask your child after they read:
-Who was the main/most important character in the story?
-What was the main character trying to do?
-What was the problem and solution?
-What was the setting (where did the story take place)?
-What was your favorite part and why?
-What character traits did the characters have (kind, mean, creative, patient, messy)? How do you know?
-Retell the most important events in your own words.
 

Great non-fiction questions to ask your child:

Ask before reading: What do you already know about the topic?
What facts were in the book?
What new facts did you learn?

What questions do you have after reading?

What is your favorite fact and why?
 
- See more at: http://www.qcsd.org/Page/3735#sthash.QKhhMfA3.dpuf
Check your child's comprehension after reading.
Great fiction questions to ask your child after they read:
-Who was the main/most important character in the story?
-What was the main character trying to do?
-What was the problem and solution?
-What was the setting (where did the story take place)?
-What was your favorite part and why?
-What character traits did the characters have (kind, mean, creative, patient, messy)? How do you know?
-Retell the most important events in your own words.
 

Great non-fiction questions to ask your child:

Ask before reading: What do you already know about the topic?
What facts were in the book?
What new facts did you learn?

What questions do you have after reading?

What is your favorite fact and why?
 
- See more at: http://www.qcsd.org/Page/3735#sthash.QKhhMfA3.dpuf
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