Upper Elementary
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Making Sense of Questioning

Questioning is a powerful reading comprehension strategy. Elementary students need to be taught how to successfully use questioning before, during and after reading. This collection offers resources to support your teaching of the questioning strategy.
A Collection By Angela Fiorille
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Making Sense of Questioning
  • Angela Fiorille says:
    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.
  • Angela Fiorille says:
    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.
  • bankstreet.edu
    bankstreet.edu

    Asking Questions

    4 minute read
    Angela Fiorille says:
    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.
  • Angela Fiorille says:
    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.
  • scholastic.com
    scholastic.com

    Questioning the Text

    5 minute read
    Angela Fiorille says:
    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.
  • Angela Fiorille says:
    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.
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BloomBoard Asks:How would you teach elementary students to use the questioning strategy before, during and after reading?