What We Are Learning
Primary Reading News: Ms. J Wright
Across all grade levels students are learning to ask themselves questions while they read, about the: who, what, and why of the story. These details are important to understanding the main idea of the story. Being able to tell the difference between these little pieces of information and the big ideas is vital when reading both fiction and non-fiction texts.
In each grade level box you will find suggestions for practicing questioning with you child while they read.
Ask your child questions like, “who is the story about?”, “what is the problem in the story?” , “how do you think the problem can be solved?”
Ask your child the question words “ who”, “what”,
“Where”, “ Why”, and “how”?
Common Core Standard
RL.K.1 With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text. RL.1.1 Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
RL.2.1 Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
RL. 3.1 Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers
Stop your child after every paragraph and ask him/her, to tell you about what the just read.
Ask, “how do you know?” or “show me where you found that.” Also, “Were there any words you don’t understand?”
Apps For Early Readers
Booksy: Learn to Read Platform for K-2 By Tipitap Inc. This App for Ipad has downloadable leveled readers with questions to help build comprehension.