Who is the author?
What can you see on the front cover?
What do you think this book is going to be about?
Does the blurb give us any more clues?
Who do you think the characters are going to be?
What makes you think that?
How do you feel about....?
Can you explain why?
I wonder why the author...?
Which words has the author used to show that this character is funny/naughty/mean/kind?
Understanding what you have read
What do you think is happening here?
What happened in the story?
What might this mean?
Which part of the story best describes the...?
Which words or phrases do this?
What part of the story do you like best?
Discussing the story
Could this book be better?
Is it as good as....?
Which did you prefer? Why?
Who was your favourite character?
Recalling information from the book
Where does the story take place?
What did she/he/it look like?
Who was she/he/it?
Where did she/he/it live?
Who are the characters in the book?