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Reading Prompts

Reading Prompts


Before Reading


  • Can you predict what this text or story might be about?



Whilst Reading:


  • Which word in the text describes _____________________?
  • What does the word ____________________ mean in this sentence?
  • What does it mean when it says _____________________?
  • What words describe the character/setting?
  • Can you predict what will happen next? Why do you think that?
  • Who is the main character? How do you know?
  • Why did the character act that way?
  • How is the character feeling? Why?


After reading:


  • Who was your favourite character? Why?
  • Can you put the events in order?
  • What was the problem? How was it resolved?
  • Why do you think the author chose this title for the text?
  • Is this book similar to any other books you’ve read? Why?


Questions specific to non-fiction texts:


  • What page will you find information about ___________________?
  • What extra information does the caption give?
  • What is the heading on this page?
  • How does the glossary help?
  • Use the glossary to tell me what __________________ means.
  • What new facts have you learnt?