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  1. 1. Questioning: A Comprehension Strategy Created by Mrs. Christine Cowan
  2. 2. Questioning: What is it? <ul><li>Questioning is asking questions of the author, self, and text. </li></ul><ul><li>Questioning is when questions are asked as you read a text. </li></ul><ul><li>Questioning can be done by anyone while reading. </li></ul><ul><li>Questioning helps us to become better readers by making you THINK! </li></ul><ul><li>In other words, questioning is when you ask yourself (or someone asks you) about the story you are reading. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Questioning: What are we doing when we question? <ul><li>We are asking all sorts of questions about what we are reading. </li></ul><ul><li>We are using questions to make connections: text to text, text to self, and text to world. </li></ul><ul><li>We are using questions to make predictions. </li></ul><ul><li>We are using questions to make sure we understand what we have read. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Questioning: When should it happen? <ul><li>Questioning should happen BEFORE you read. </li></ul><ul><li>Questioning should happen DURING your read. </li></ul><ul><li>Questioning should happen AFTER you read. </li></ul><ul><li>Questioning should happen BEFORE, DURING, and AFTER reading. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Questioning: Why BEFORE reading? <ul><li>Questioning occurs BEFORE reading to help you activate prior knowledge. (activate your schema) </li></ul><ul><li>Questioning occurs BEFORE reading to help you connect to the text. (attach to your schema) </li></ul><ul><li>Questioning BEFORE reading helps you to read for a purpose. </li></ul><ul><li>Questioning BEFORE reading helps you to make predictions. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Questioning: Why DURING reading? <ul><li>Questioning DURING reading helps you to review what has happened so far in the text. </li></ul><ul><li>Questioning DURING reading helps you to confirm AND create new predictions. </li></ul><ul><li>Questioning DURING reading helps you to understand what you have read. </li></ul><ul><li>Questioning DURING reading helps you to make CONNECTIONS. </li></ul><ul><li>Questioning DURING reading helps you COMPARE and CONTRAST what you have read other stories or even your own experiences. </li></ul><ul><li>Questioning DURING reading allow you to EVALUATE the text. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Questioning: Why AFTER reading? <ul><li>Questioning AFTER reading helps you to check for understanding. </li></ul><ul><li>Questioning AFTER reading helps you to make CONNECTIONS. </li></ul><ul><li>Questioning AFTER reading helps you to respond to the story on a more personal level. </li></ul><ul><li>Questioning AFTER reading allows you to think about the text more critically. </li></ul><ul><li>Questioning AFTER reading helps you to make your reading experience a better one. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Questioning: Your turn to try. <ul><li>Read the poem on the next slide to yourself. Once directed, turn to a partner and question one another about the passage. Be prepared to share your questions with the group. Good luck and have fun! </li></ul>
  9. 9. Questioning: Your turn to try. <ul><li>Halloween Pals </li></ul><ul><li>A happy little fellow sat on my fence one night His smile was full and wide- A most amazing site! </li></ul><ul><li>He said to me, &quot;I'm yours for keeps. I hope you'll like me fine. I've watched you now for weeks and weeks while growing on my vine. </li></ul><ul><li>Just put me in your window when the right time rolls around I promise that I'll glow for you And I'll never make a sound. </li></ul><ul><li>I'll be your friend forever We'll be happy as can be. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Questioning: Your turn to try. <ul><li>What questions did you come up with for the poem? </li></ul><ul><li>Here are a few of my questions: </li></ul><ul><li>What are the author’s Halloween Pals? </li></ul><ul><li>Who was the happy little fellow that sat on the fence? </li></ul><ul><li>Why was he smiling? </li></ul><ul><li>Why did the author think the site of him smiling on the fence was amazing? </li></ul><ul><li>Did he really talk to the author? </li></ul><ul><li>What grows on a vine that talks? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the little fellow from the fence have eyes to see? </li></ul><ul><li>Why does he want to go home with the speaker? </li></ul><ul><li>Does this remind you of anything? </li></ul><ul><li>What connections have been made? </li></ul>
  11. 11. Questioning: Conclusion <ul><li>Questioning is vital to reading comprehension because it helps you make sure you understood what you have read. </li></ul><ul><li>Questioning occurs before, during and after reading. </li></ul><ul><li>Questioning helps you to make more connections to the text. </li></ul><ul><li>Questioning helps you to learn to evaluate a piece of writing. </li></ul><ul><li>Questioning makes you a better reader. </li></ul>

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