Today's tip is in regards to asking questions to help your child retain comprehension of what was read. I created some cute little question owls, and for the life of me can not seem to find them now! Anyways, I would love to tell you how to make your own.
Here is what you will need:
- 6 tongue depressors OR popsicle sticks
- 6 owl stencils cut out on cardstock or very heavy paper
- a sharpie
- some white glue
Here are some ways I use mine in the classroom and at home with LoLo:
- As we read I occasional stop and hold up a sign and ask a question, such as: "WHO stole the cookie?"
- If my students have a question as I am reading they can hold up an owl and ask me a quesion. Example, Leah held up the WHAT owl and asked "what happened to the troll under the bridge?"
- At the end of the story I use the owls to recap. I hold up each one and ask a specific question. Example, "WHO is the main character," "WHERE did the story take place," etc.