Do you have any good reading questions?

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  1. E Bunni 99

    E Bunni 99 Rookie

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    Jan 22, 2007

    Hello! I hope some other great teachers had a snow day today with me! I know I have enjoyed and made the most of my time off. Sadly though, I feel like I could use another day! :eek: So much to do and so little time! Especially with grades due!

    I use to have a great sheet I used for quick reading questions. It had a list of quick questions you could pull from to do some a reading comprehension check. I can not locate it though. Does anyone know a great site I could get something like this from or have any questions they could give me? I am going to try and recreate the paper I had.

    Example Question: Compare and Contrast yourself to a character in the book.

    I also had the list of 101 great book project ideas. These papers were put together when I misplaced them. :eek: Does anyone have some great project ideas?

    Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!
  3. E Bunni 99

    E Bunni 99 Rookie

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    Jan 22, 2007

    PS: I teach middle school English! :)
  4. logan_morgan

    logan_morgan Rookie

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    Jan 23, 2007

    I teach 6th grade - here are some questions we use for discussion groups.

    Are any of the events in the book relevant to your own life?
     At the end of the book, do you feel hope for the characters? Why or why not?
     Be a character from the story. Tell who you are, what you do in the story, and why it is important.
     Choose your favorite scene in the story and tell what happened. Why is this scene your favorite?
     Compare and contrast this book to another book you’ve read recently. How are they alike? How are they different?
     Consider the main character: what does he or she believe in? What is he or she willing to fight for?
     Describe how the main character reacted to an event in the story, and how you would have responded differently.
     Describe the main character and another character in the story. Explain how they are alike and different.
     Describe the part of the plot you found most interesting, including who, what, when, where, why and how.
     Describe the setting of the story. How is the setting important to the plot?
     Did you find any flaws in the book?
     Did you find this book a quick read? Why or why not?
     Do you think the main character in the story made good or bad choices? Using examples from the book, what makes you think that?
     Have you ever experienced anything similar to the action of this novel?
     How believable are the characters? Which character do you identify with?
     How did you feel about the main character?
     How does the arrangement of the book help or detract from the ideas it contains?
     How does the main character change during the story? Describe the main character at the beginning and in what ways that character was different at the end.
     How does the title relate to the book?
     How does this book compare to other books you've read? Would it make a good movie? Is there a film adaptation of this book? What is brought out or played down in the film version?
     How is the book structured? Flashbacks? Multiple points of view? Why do you think the author chose to write the book this way?
     How is the setting of the book important to the theme?
     How might this story change if it were set in the past or the future?
     If you could choose one character from your story as a friend, who would you choose and why?
     If you were the main character in the story, how would things have been different?
     In one sentence, summarize your book, including main character, setting, plot, and conclusion.
     Is everything in the story believable? Explain your answer.
     Tell why the book is good or bad and explain your reasons.
     The best reason to read this book is . . .
     What are some of the major themes of this book?
     What are the most important relationships in the book?
     What are the most revealing scenes?
     What are your concerns about this book?
     What character in your book is most like you? Why?
     What did you enjoy about this book?
     What did you think of the style of the writer?
     What do you admire about the main character? How has that character influenced your behavior?
     What do you think the author was trying to accomplish with this novel?
     What have you read that is similar to this book?
     What is one thing the author makes you curious about and why?
     What is stronger in the book: plot or character development? Why? Do you think this was intentional on the part of the author?
     What is the great strength - or most noticeable weakness - of the book?
     What is the main idea or topic of your book?
     What is the most interesting scene in the novel so far?
     What is the problem or conflict in the book?
     What kind of person is the main character in your book? Use information and details from the story to support your point of view.
     What lesson did you learn from this story?
     What makes a minor character memorable?
     What surprised you about the main character?
     What was the main character’s problem in the story? How was the problem solved? How would you have solved the problem?
     What would be your goal if you had the same problem as the main character?
     What’s something the main character would never do? What makes you believe that?
     Where could the story go after the book ends? What is the future of these characters' lives? What would our lives be like if we lived in this story?
     Who was your favorite character? What did you appreciate about him/her?
     Why do you think the author wrote this book?
     Write three questions for an interview with the main character.
     Write three questions you have after reading this book.
     You need one of the characters in the story to work with you on an important school project. Which character would you choose? Explain why.
  5. loves2teach

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    Jan 24, 2007

    Thank you for posting that list! I teach fifth, but will definitely use some, if not most of those with my reading groups :)
  6. E Bunni 99

    E Bunni 99 Rookie

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    Jan 24, 2007

    That is a great list! Very impressive. Thank you! :)
  7. madwoods

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    Thanks, LOVE IT!

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