Conversations About Books

Here’s a flyer that will be distributed to families during Bibliobike visits for the duration of the summer (thanks again to Tobie Bass for translation help).

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Conversations About Books

During reading or after reading a book, it is important for an adult (or older child) to talk with the child about the book.  Below are some examples of questions to use during a conversation about a book.  Children should try to answer in complete sentences.

 

Adult:  What is this book about?

Child:  This book is about…

 

Adult:  What did you like about this book?

Child:  I liked…

 

Adult:  Why did this (event) happen in the book?

Child:  That happened because…

 

Adult:  What will happen after that?

Child: After that,…

 

Adult:  How do you know what happened?

Child:  I know what happened because…

 

Adult:  Why did the character behave like that?

Child:  The character behaved like that because…

 

Adult:  What would you have done?

Child:  I would have…

 

Adult:  Did you ever do something like that?

Child:  I did something similar when…

Or, I never did anything like that.

 

Adult:  How did it make you feel?

Child:  It made me feel…

 

Adult:  How would you feel if that happened to you?

Child:  If that happened to me, I would feel…

 

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Conversaciones Sobre Los Libros

 Mientras o después de leer un libro, es importante que un adulto (o niño más grande) hable con el niño sobre el libro.  Abajo hay unos ejemplos de preguntas para usar durante una conversación sobre un libro.  Los niños deben tratar de contestar en frases completas.

 

Adulto:  ¿De qué se trata este libro?

Niño:  Este libro se trata de…

 

Adulto:  ¿Qué te gustó de este libro?

Niño:  Me gustó…

 

Adulto:  ¿Por qué pasó (un evento) en el libro?

Niño:  Pasó porque…

 

Adulto:  ¿Qué sucederá después?

Niño:  Después…

 

Adulto:  ¿Cómo podrías saber qué pasó?

Niño:  Yo sé qué pasó porque…

 

Adulto:  ¿Por qué el personaje se comportó en esa forma?

Niño:  El personaje se comportó en esa forma porque…

 

Adulto:  ¿Qué hubieras hecho?

Niño:  Yo hubiera…

 

Adulto:  ¿Alguna vez hiciste algo parecido?

Niño:  Hice algo parecido cuando…

o (Nunca hice algo así.)

 

Adulto:  ¿Cómo te hizo sentir?

Niño:  Me hizo sentir…

 

Adulto:  ¿Cómo te haría sentir si a tí te hubiera pasado…?

Niño:  Si eso me pasara a mi, me haría sentir…

 

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