Make Reading Meaningful

Before Reading with a child ask questions. Start with something like “What is this book about?”

Have the child make a prediction about what they think may happen in the story.

Then make a connection about the child to the text so they can share experiences that may relate to the topic.


While Reading stop and ask questions about characters, events and motives for actions (who was..? why do you think..? why did the character react like that..?


When you finish reading take the time to reflect on what has been read and ask more questions.

Here are some sample questions

What would you have done if you had been in the same situation?

Who was the most important character?

Why do you think this?

Have you ever felt..?

What would happen..?)

MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL have fun with books and reading. 

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