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?
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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