I begin many of my Library lessons with a picture book. Kids love listening to stories read aloud – even Year 6! I use this as a time to develop the skill of questioning. As a class we study the cover of the book and write 6 questions:
After reading the book we revisit the questions to see if the answers were given in the story. Mostly they are, sometimes not. It is a simple activity that develops questioning and comprehension and the kids enjoy.
Example: Questions by Year One
- Who is Tom?
- What does he have on the back of his truck?
- Where is he going?
- When will he finish the trip?
- Why is he in an old truck?
- How far does he travel?