When reading, it is very important that we ask questions about our books to develop a greater understanding of what we read.

When to ask questions?

We can ask questions:

  • Before reading
  • During reading
  • After reading

When people read they often ask closed questions. Our questions should be open-ended, which will get us involved in our stories more.

What is an open-ended question?

An open-ended question is a question that could have multiple answers and will encourage readers to think. A closed question is a question that has one basic answer and does not encourage a lot of thinking about the book.

When we ask questions, it is also very important that we have a go at inferring an answer.  We can infer by using clues and information from the book, making connections and using our schema.

We can track our questions and inferences when reading by writing on sticky notes.