Skip to content ↓

Together We Learn, Together We Achieve

Scroll Down

Reading Skills

 

 

 

RETRIEVAL

Simply put, retrieval questions require your child to go into a text and just simply retrieve the facts and key details. 

Step 1:

Watch the video above for a more detailed explanation of what retrieval questions are and the skills your child needs to answer them.

Step 2:

Use the questions stems below to help you ask your child some retrieval questions about their current reading book.

Question stems: 

  1. Write down one/two/three things that you are told about the… 

  1. Which one of these drawings best represents… 

  1. What did…have to do in order to… 

  1. What was revealed at the end of the poem/story? (can be multiple choice) 

  1. Using information from the text indicate whether the following statements are true or false… 

  1. Circle the correct option to complete the/each sentence below… 

  1. What helped…to get…? 

  1. Look at the paragraph beginning…give one/two reasons why… 

  1. Why were…not always…? 

  1. How would you get from…to…? 

  1. According to the text what could you do on… ? Give two examples.  

  1. Look at the paragraph/text box. Complete the table below… 

  1. Tick true or false in the following table… 

  1. What does the… do to frighten the…? 

  1. How does the … behave when…? 

  1. What conclusion does…draw from this/…? 

  1. What event made…want to/do…?  

  1. What hardship did…face? How did they deal with it? 

  1. In what year did… 

  1. How long did… 

  1. Who/What/Where/Why/How/When… 

  1. According to the text, approximately/what/how/why/give one… (includes give two reasons)  

  1. According to some… 

  1. Number these facts about the…from 1-5 in the order which they happen… 

  1. Complete the sentence below… 

  1. What is one name that… 

  1. What was one effect… 

  1. What does the poet ask… 

  1. How do you know that…