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luvoflife86
luvoflife86 asks:
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What are the 5 basic questions I can ask my 4th child after she reads a book?

In Topics: Helping my child with reading
> 60 days ago

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dgraab
dgraab , Parent writes:
Hi, Since you didn't mention the age of your child (or their reading level), I'll share some general suggestions...

1.) Why did you choose to read this book, and what did you like most about it after you read it?

2.) Who was your favorite character and why?

3.) What was your favorite part of the story?

4.) Did you learn anything new from this book? Any new words or facts you didn't know before?

5.) If you could change the story or characters, what would you change?

For younger, beginning readers, here's a fun way to summarize a book:

Create a Story Summary Folder
http://www.education.com/activity/article/Create_Story_Summary_Folder/

I also suggest helping your child find books that will excite him/her, and reading together. When I'm reading with my soon-to-be third grader, we discuss the book as we're reading, as well as afterward. My daughter will often stop to ask questions about the story or characters, or with non-fiction, about the facts she's reading. Sometimes, after reading a book she's particularly fond of, she'll draw pictures of the characters and write new stories for them. She'll also quote her favorite characters in conversation, and loves to reads series books, such as those about Flat Stanley, Geronimo Stilton and Mo Willems' Pigeon. Here are some reading lists for various grades, as well as reading tips, to help you in supporting your child's love of reading too...

Summer Reading Lists for Kids:
http://www.education.com/seasonal/summer-reading/

Books for Children:
http://www.education.com/topic/best-childrens-book-recommendations/

Reading for Beginners:
http://www.education.com/topic/learning-to-read/

Summer Reading Tips:
http://www.education.com/topic/promote-summer-reading/

Fun Reading Activities:
http://www.education.com/activity/reading/

Thanks for asking!
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MimiR
MimiR writes:
Just one:  "So tell me about it."

After that, it should be natural!
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