Book Prompt Cards are useful tools for interactive story times. Each prompt card offers suggestions for sparking children’s interest and enthusiasm for the book that’s about to be read. There are questions and comments to use before, during, and after the story. Before you know it, you’ll have children expressing higher level thinking as they problem solve, predict, delete and make comparisons, and connect concepts for real-life applications! For convenience, place your Book Prompts inside an Anywhere Pocket and adhere to inside cover of book.
Before the Story
During the Story
After the Story
Make it Stick - Children who have an opportunity to talk about books after a shared reading experience make a smoother transition into becoming independent readers. Be prepared with follow up “why” questions that require a thoughtful response. If there’s a topic that captures their attention, run with it!
Follow-Up Activities – Try to think outside the box here. Think of one element, one new vocabulary word, one new concept, or anything else worthy that was introduced and prepare an activity to reinforce that learning.