Understanding Text

Understanding, connecting, engaging and responding to texts

Being able to read the words, does not necessarily mean that your child understands what they have read.  S/he might sound like a fluent reader which can make you believe that they are a ‘good’ reader.

The only way to judge how much your chld understands is to talk to them about the book and ask questions that make him/her think.

 What does this word mean?

Can you think of another word that means the same as this one?

Can you describe what is happening in the picture?

What is this punctuation used for?

Can you think of another way to start this sentence?

What do you think might happen next?

What will he/she do now?

Why do you think he/she did that?

How would you feel if this happened to you?

What would you do if it was you?

Did you enjoy the story? Why?

Which part did you like best? Why?

Why is this a good title for the story?

Can you think of another title for the story?