F & P Guided Reading – Level M

Comprehension Questions for Level M readers (end of 2nd grade/beginning of 3rd grade)

Click here to view a list of popular level M books.

Fiction:

Predicting:

• What can you predict will happen based off of the character’s traits?

• What prediction can you make about the outcome or solution of the story?

• Where in the text can you prove or disprove your prediction was correct?

• What do you predict will happen next based on how the story is developing?

• How can you support your predictions with evidence from the text or your personal experience?

Using Information:

• Looking at the chapter titles and/or section headings, what do you think will happen in the text?

• What information can be found in the illustrations to support your understanding of the story?

• (When solving an unknown word) What word would make sense to go here in the story? Does this word look like it could be that word? How do you know?

• What is happening in this picture? On this page? Summarizing:

• What was the problem in the story and how was it solved? • What are the important events that happened in the story?

• Tell me what happened in the story in order.

Making Connections:

• What types of connections have you made to the text? i.e. topic, content writer, type of story, etc.

• Does something in this book remind you of something in your life? How does that help you understand the character or their actions?

• What connections can you make between this book and another one?

• Have you read another book that has this same character in it? What are you noticing about the character between that book and this one?

Synthesizing: • What have you learned new about this book from pictures or the words? Show me in the book. Find evidence in the text.

Non-fiction:

Predicting:

• What predictions can you make based on what you already know about the topic and the type of text?

• What do you think you will learn from this book based on what you already know about ______ (topic)? After reading this part of the book?

Using Information:

• What information can be found in the illustrations to support your understanding of the text?

• Looking at the Table of Contents, glossary, or index, what information can you find in this text?

• What information did you get from the labels, captions, or diagrams?

• What did you learn on this page? Through pictures? Through text/words?

Summarizing:

• What are the important ideas or events in the text and how are they related?

Making Connections:

• What types of connections have you made to the text? i.e. topic, content writer, type of story, etc.

• Does reading about _______ (topic) remind you of anything in your life?

• What connections can you make to other books about ______?

• Have you read or heard books read about _____ (topic)? How were they alike?

Synthesizing:

• Have any of your ideas about (topic) changed after reading this text? If so, how?

• What have you learned new about this book from pictures or the words? Show me in the book. Find evidence in the text.

Inferring:

• What events led to the problem in the text? How are they related?

• Why was ____ (event) so significant?

• After thinking about what has happened in the text and your thoughts about it, are there other ways a reader might think about what happened?

• What caused the problem or outcome in the text?

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