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Helping students answer questions

  1. 1. Helping Students Answer Questions Renee Jackson
  2. 2. What is QAR?• QAR: Question-Answer Relationships• Meta-cognition strategy which: • enhances learners’ ability to answer questions, • generate questions and • pose questions at varying levels of complexity for reading comprehension• Readers can rely on two facets of comprehension for answering questions: • 1. text-based information • 2. schema or background knowledge
  3. 3. More Knowledgeable Others say: Reading Educator Mr. Steinbachs Blog- Fourth Grade Scholastic Barnes and Noble books recommendation
  4. 4. How does it work? QAR Question Answer Relationships
  5. 5. Author and Me (In My Head)• This type of question requires the reader to use ideas and information not stated directly in the text to answer the question. The text can be informational, fictional or non-fiction in nature.• For example: “What can you infer about Matt’s feelings toward helping his younger brother?”
  6. 6. Right There (In the Book)• The answer is in the text. (Re m e m be r the te x t c a n be in a v a rie ty o f The words fo rm s , inc lud ing c a p tio ns ). used in the question and words used for the answer can usually be found in the same body of text.• For example: “What year did the Olustee Battle occur? Where did it happen?”
  7. 7. Think and Search (In the Book) • Think and search questions require the reader to (re) search several words, phrases, sentences and section in the text to formulate an answer. A c o rd ing to Blo o m ’s Ta x o no m y, the re a d e r c m us t s y nthe s iz e info rm a tio n to g e the r to This requires a ns we r the q ue s tio n. high order thinking…like a detective! • For example: “What caused the group of people to run
  8. 8. On My Own (In My Head) • The reader must think about: • what they know, • what the author says, and • how both schemes (self thinking, author thinking) fit together • The reader may be able to answer without having read the text. As tra te g ic re a d e r will us e te x t to s up p o rt his /he r c o nc lus io n. • For example: “ Why do best friends or siblings need time apart?”
  9. 9.  Knowing the  Read, read, read! relationship between  Read fun text, like a question and an comics, graphic novels, answer. or the back of a cereal box.  Read informational text, like signposts at the zoo describing animal behavior.  Read technical text, like the instructions to build a birdhouse. So makes a scholar a better reader?

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