Questions to ask when reading with your Child

Ask questions to help your children think about main idea, details, drawing conclusions, inference, predicting outcomes and character analysis. Ask questions that require a full sentence answer. Encourage your children to express themselves fully. Let them finish their own sentences. The better they express themselves verbally, the more fully they will answer questions in the classroom.

Use these question words in discussions with your children. Look for them when reading:

  • Why looking for reasons
  • Where looking for location or position
  • When looking for things concerned with time
  • How looking for way or method
  • Who centers on people or a particular person
  • What is of very little aid in narrowing the question being ask(could mean that which, how much, how or anything that)

By Jenny Beaumont, Swan Learning Center,


COVID 19 UPDATE / Summer Camp

  • We are open and here for you!

    We know ensuring a quality education for children during Online School is difficult, so we have begun offering in-person Distance Education Support. In a socially distanced environment, we help guide your students through the pitfalls to success with online learning, helping coordinate Zoom calls, and keeping track of online work/due dates.

    Summer is a great time to catch up on any academic gaps due to Covid-19 and online learning realities. Our Summer Camps help students get ahead and gain confidence in their abilities before the new school year begins.

    Limited spaces will fill up soon. Feel free to call the center to speak to a director or if you have any questions. We can’t wait to see you soon!