I have taught this particular unit with great success. I appreciate how comprehensive the lesson plans are and I love the texts which are used to teach the strategies. The graphic organizers are very helpful for the students.
This is such a fabulous resource with ideas for how to teach the questioning strategy of QAR, or the four types of question and answer relationships. I have adapted these ideas for various grade levels with much success. Modeling of QAR is especially important with younger and emerging readers.
I like how this article condenses a lot of valuable information about teaching questioning onto one page. I think that teaching children to identify and create the different types of questions, before, during and after reading, is incredibly important and this resource can help with this.
This is a great game for practicing the questioning strategy. This game can be played in a variety of formats, from whole class to small reading groups and individual students. I appreciate that the stories are kid-friendly and that students are able to type their questions.
While this lesson is listed for grades 3-5 and 6-8 I have adapted it to grades 1-2 as well. The best aspect of this lesson is that modeling is used to introduce questioning while reading. I find modeling to be very important when introducing reading comprehension strategies.
I love how these three lessons look at questioning through the lens of thin versus thick questions. I have found this to be a great way to introduce elementary students to questioning. I have used these lessons in grades 1-2 with great success. I suggest looking at the needs of your particular class to decide whether these lessons work for the whole class or just a small group; either format works.