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Comprehension Strategies and Questioning By: Jessica Kellett
What is Nonfiction A nonfiction text is a text that is true or has really happened. Examples of nonfiction texts are: 1.Biographies 2.Newspapers 3.Magazines 4.Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
Questions to Support Comprehension of Nonfiction Personal and Textual Connections: 1.What do you already know about this topic? 2.How does this book remind you of other books that you have read? 3.What is your interest in this topic? 4.How does the information in this book fit with what you already know?
Questions to Support Comprehension of Nonfiction Content Questions: 1.What did you learn about this topic? 2.What does this text make you want to learn more about? 3.What are some of the most important words related to the topic, and what do they mean?
What is Fiction A fiction text is a text that is not true. Examples of fiction texts are: 1.Junie B. Jones 2.Dr. Seuss 3.Fairy Tales 4.Charlotte’s Web
Questions to Support Comprehension of Fiction Personal and Textual Connections: 1.How does the story make you feel? 2.Does this book remind you of another book? 3.How are the characters, setting and problems like those in other stories that you have read? 4.What does this story make you think or wonder about? 5.What surprised you?
Questions to Support Comprehension of Fiction Questions about the Setting: 1.Where and when does the story take place? 2.Is the place important to the story? How? 3.What words did the author use to describe the place? 4.How is the setting like another place you know?
Questions to Support Comprehension of Fiction Questions about the Characters: 1.Who is the most important character? Why? 2.What choices did the character have? 3.What did you learn from one character in the story? 4.How did the characters feel about one another? Why? 5.Are the characters believable? Why or why not?
Questions to Support Comprehension of Fiction Questions about the Language: 1.What are some interesting words, phrases or sentences in the book? 2.What were some of the strongest words that the author used? 3.How did the author begin/end the story? 4.Was any of the language especially interesting, vivid, or surprising?
Questions to Support Comprehension of Fiction Questions about the Illustrations: 1.How important are the illustrations in the book? 2.What is your favorite illustration? Why did you choose it? 3.Could you picture what was happening when there was no illustration?
Questions to Support Comprehension of Fiction Questions about the Genre: 1.What is the genre? How did you know? 2.How is this book like other books you’ve read in this genre? 3.What do you find difficult about reading books in this genre?