Read a story aloud to your child, read a story with your child, or listen as your child reads a story aloud to you.
Ask your child to retell the story. Ask questions such as the following:
How did the story begin?
Who were the characters in this story?
Where did the story take place?
What happened next?
How did the story end?
What was the main problem in the story?
How was the problem solved?
Did the character change from the beginning of the story to the end of the story?
After Reading: Ask your child specific questions about the story.
• Who were the characters in this story? What kind of traits did the character have (happy, sad, kind, friendly, disrespectful, mischievous, jealous)?
• Did the character change from the beginning of the story to the end of the story?
• Where did this story take place (setting)? Did the setting change throughout the story?
• What was the problem in the story? How did this problem get solved? Is there a lesson to learn from this story?