Burke Reading Interview
- When you’re reading a book or magazine you are interested in and come to something you don’t know, what do you do? What else do you try?
- What about when you’re reading your science or social studies textbooks and you come to something you don’t know, what do you do? What else do you try?
- What kinds of things give you trouble in your textbooks?
- When you get ready to read a book for school, do you usually
- Start at the beginning and read straight through?
- Make a list of questions you want to answer?
- Look over the pictures or charts and the subheadings?
- I don’t read it.
- When you finish reading a book or a chapter for school, how do you help yourself remember what you read?
- Who do you know that you think is a good reader? What makes that person a good reader?
- Do you think _____________ (the person from the question above) ever comes to something she/he doesn’t know when she/he is reading? What do you think _________ does?
- Have you ever helped a friend or a brother or sister when they came to something they didn’t know when they were reading? How did you help them? Or, imagine that a friend asked you to help her/him with reading. How would you go about helping?
- How does your teacher help kids who are having difficulty reading the science or social studies books?
- Do you remember how you learned to read? Tell me about it.
- Are you a good reader outside of school? Why do you think so? What makes you a good reader (or not)? What about in school? Why?
- Is there anything you’d like to do better as a reader? What?
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