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Questioning Strategy

  1. 1. Questioning<br />Strategies That Work<br />By Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis<br />
  2. 2. Sensational Strategies<br /> Predicting<br /> Connections<br /> Monitoring<br /> Questioning<br /> Inferring<br />
  3. 3. Questions lead readers deeper into a piece, setting up a dialogue with the author, sparking in readers’ minds what it is they care about. If you ask questions as you read, you are awake. You are thinking. You are engaged.<br />~ Susan Zimmerman<br />
  4. 4. Proficient readers spontaneously and purposefully ask questions before, during, and after reading.<br />
  5. 5. Readers ask questions to:<br />Clarify meaning<br />Speculate about text yet to be read<br />Determine an author’s intent, style, content, or form<br />Locate a specific answer in text<br />Consider rhetorical questions <br />inspired by the text<br />
  6. 6. Proficient Readers…<br />understand that many of the most intriguing questions can not be answered in the text, but are left to the reader’s interpretation<br />determine whether the answers to their questions can be found in the text or whether they will need to infer the answer using their background knowledge, and/or an outside source<br />
  7. 7. Proficient Readers…<br />use questions to focus their attention on ideas, events, or other text elements they want to remember<br />are aware that as they hear others’ questions, new ones – called generative questions – are inspired in their own minds<br />understand and can describe how asking <br /> questions deepens their comprehension<br />
  8. 8. Where to begin?<br />Model, model, model during Read Aloud<br />Strategies That Work, Chapter 8 – full of lessons for teaching questioning<br />QAR<br />Thick and Thin Questions <br />Anchor Charts<br />The Q Food<br />
  9. 9. The Q Food<br />Quinoa – pronounced “keen-wa.”<br />Quinoa is a grain from the Andes Mountains, first used by the Inca civilization. <br />For more information, visit www.quinoa.net<br />
  10. 10. The Q Food<br />
  11. 11. QAR Question Answer Relationships<br />IN THE TEXT<br /><ul><li>Right There – literal question, answer can be found in text
  12. 12. Think and Search – how the information or ideas in the text relate to one another, must summarize, compare, contrast, explain</li></li></ul><li>QAR Question Answer Relationships<br />IN MY HEAD<br /><ul><li>Author and You – answer not in the text, but you must have read the text to answer the question
  13. 13. On My Own – questions can be answered with information from the student’s background and does not require reading the text</li></li></ul><li>
  14. 14. Thick and Thin Questions<br />
  15. 15. Each day after I read a chapter aloud from a class novel, I invite my students to write a thick question on an index card and add it to the card holder on our &quot;Thick Questions&quot; bulletin board.  I pick one thick question to ask the class before I begin reading from the novel the following day and lead a brief class discussion. <br />
  16. 16. Who owns the questions in our classrooms?<br />The answer is simple:<br />The learner must.<br />

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