Teachers and parents, you may be unsure of where to start when teaching your child how to comment on a book. The National Assessment of Educational Progress (the only nationwide assessment for literacy that can also be used for both national and international comparison) has developed a framework with three main targets for reading comprehension. These targets apply mainly to grades 4-12 but can be adapted for use at other levels.
You can use these targets to think of ideas for comments.
Example: "The main idea of this book/story was..." or "These are the main characters in the book..."
Example: "The character acted that way because..." or "These two characters were similar in the way..."
Don't be nervous! Try your hand at posting some comments today!
Example: "I was disappointed by the ending because..." or "This reminded me of my favorite book..."