- What can we do when we don’t know how to read a word?
- Can you recognise the graphemes in the word?
- What phonemes could they make?
- Can you read these words?
- What is the prefix/suffix in each word?
- Are there any words you need to check before reading the piece as a whole?
- What punctuation can you find in the text?
- Do the sentences around the word contain any examples that would help explain the word?
- Can you summarise each paragraph?
- What are the main organisational features that have been used in this text?
- What is an expanded noun phrase/adverbial phrase/simile?
- Which words in the text do you think are particularly effective?
- Is there a main message from the text?
- Find and tell me one word/group of words that tells you the character……
- How can we understand the main points of the text without reading in detail?
- How quickly can you find all of the words that describe the character’s feelings?
- If you had to re-write this section in only 5 sentences, what would you include?
- Who is the author of this book?
- Have you ever read anything else by this person?
- What is similar about the books that (author) has written? Do they all use similar language?
- Predict what could happen in the next paragraph and use direct quotes from the text to support your answer.
- What do you think might happen next in the text?
- Find the word/words that told you the character was behaving in a certain way
- What do we know about how this character is acting?
- Is the text meant to inform/persuade/instruct/entertain/complain/explain?
- What effect has it had on you as the reader?
- Do you think this text does the job it is supposed to do?
- Whose viewpoints do we learn about in this text?
- Which part of the text really makes it effective? Does the text use paragraphs, subheadings, diagrams, pictures, etc to make it a high-quality text?