Roll the cubes before, during and after reading a story to encourage comprehension skills. Each side asks a question, such as “what do the pictures on the cover tell you about the story?” and “What is the main idea of the story?”
• Encourage children to discuss their reading with these dice which add an element of surprise about what the topic for discussion might be.
• Model good discussion during Guided Reading sessions, and then let the children use them independently to discuss their own reading.
• These cubes would work well for groups of children reading the same book, or during a library session where the children are swapping books and want to tell someone about the book they have just read.