Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Reading Questions

In an effort to help keep reading at the forefront of people's minds as much as possible during the school day, we created a very simple interactive display in the main corridor. We attached some paper cups to the wall and then filled them with questions about reading. The idea is that the children (and staff) read the questions and then think about and discuss them on the way to assembly, break, etc. We've found that it works best when we use them in short bursts of two or three weeks and then remove the display for a month or two in order to keep it fresh. Although I created the original set of questions, the children now make regular suggestions about what we should include. 'What is your favourite book about magic cats?' was one that particularly stood out. The questions we currently use are attached below, so please feel free to borrow and adapt.



  1. Have shared on twitter and Facebook

    1. That's why I'm here... not a teacher any more, but storing this for future use and will ask my kids in the mean time. Thanks!

  2. Thank you, much appreciated.

  3. Great questions for generating discussion, thanks!

  4. I think this is a great activity that can enhance reading interest in kids. Having good reading skills from an early age is one of the best things.

  5. Good idea and very interesting. Activities like these do help. I think more people should try these.

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