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Reading Questions to Ask at Home (Even if you haven’t read the book!)
Who is the main character? What is he/she like (character traits)?
Who are the supporting (other) characters? How do they impact the main character?
Describe the relationship between the main character and one of the other characters. What is their relationship like?
Who is telling the story (point of view)?
What genre is the story (mystery, realistic fiction, fantasy, historical fiction, etc.)? What genres do you like? Why?
What is the problem in the story? What do you think the characters should do to try to solve it?
Did the character change throughout the story? What made them change (maybe they learned a lesson?)?
What lesson (theme) do you think the author is trying to teach us with this story? (Ask this one at the end of the book.)
What information is new? What did you already know?
Did anything surprise you?
What is the most important thing the author wants you to know?
What are your thoughts about this topic?
Why do you think it is important to learn about this topic?