Asking good questions helps your student develop a deeper level of comprehension and helps you check for understanding.

The three keys to asking good questions are:

  1. Ask one question at a time.
  2. Start with a literal question and then follow-up with a more abstract inferential question.
  3. Provide at lease 7 seconds of wait time.

While this demonstration shows an in-person tutoring session, Reading Partners Connects online volunteers can apply the same principals in the virtual setting.