Fiction Reading Response Exercise #62: Reading Comprehension–Literal and Inferential Questions

Read

Read for at least twenty to thirty minutes.

Think

Think about what you have read.

Reflect

A literal question is a question for which you can find the answer directly stated in the text you are reading.

An inferential question is a question for which the answer is not stated explicitly in the text you are reading, but can only be derived by seeking clues in the text.

Write/Discuss

Write one literal question and one inferential question for the passage you read. Answer the questions.

Discuss with your reading partners the questions you wrote and their answers and how you were able to deduce the answers based on your reading.

Preschool Literacy:

Read

Read a picture book with your preschooler.

Reflect

An inferential question is a question for which the answer is not stated explicitly in the text you are reading, but can only be derived by seeking clues in the text.

A literal question is a question for which you can find the answer directly stated in the text you are reading.

 Ask

Ask your preschooler one literal and one inferential question about the story you read together.

Discuss

Have fun, especially discussing the clues from the story that point to the answer to the inferential question.

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