Questioning

Good readers generate questions before, during, and after reading to lead them deeper into a text. This is different than answering the teacher’s questions about a text – ¬†good readers are always wondering and questioning in order to be active thinkers. Proficient readers:
  • use questions to focus their attention on particular aspects of a text
  • ask questions for different purposes, including to clarify meaning, make predictions, determine an author’s style, or¬†locate a specific answer in text

Sample Lessons:

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Forms and Resources:

Texts for Teaching Questioning:

  • All I See by Cynthia Rylant
  • Amelia’s Road by Linda Jacobs Altman
  • An Angel for Solomon Singer by Cynthia Rylant
  • Fly Away Home by Eve Bunting
  • Grandfather Twilight by Barbara Berger
  • The Lotus Seed by Sherry Garland
  • Monarch Butterfly by Gail Gibbons
  • The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg
  • The Wise Woman and Her Secret by Eve Merriam
  • Yanni Rubbish by Shulamith Levey Oppenheim

Comprehension Resources: