Question-Answer Relationships

Strategy #31

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What is it?

  • A strategy that requires students to consider the question about a text before finding an answer.
  • Consists of four types of questions that help the reader determine where to find the answer.

WHAT ARE THE QUESTIONS?

"Right There Questions"

Literal questions that ask readers to find the answer "right there" in the text, usually in the same sentence as words from the question.

"Think and Search Questions"

The reader combines several parts of the text to make meaning.

"Author and Me Questions"

Higher level questions that require the reader to use a combination of the author's ideas and their own ideas to find the answer.

"On My Own Questions"

Higher level questions that require the reader to use their own ideas and background knowledge to answer the question.

How to use it

  1. Read the questions before reading the text.
  2. Predict how to answer the questions.
  3. Read the text.
  4. Answer the questions.
  5. Share answers.

Why use it?

  • Comprehension
  • Helps teach students how to ask questions about their reading and where to find the answers.
  • Helps students think beyond what they are reading

Common Core

  • Students answer questions to demonstrate their understanding on nonfiction texts.
  • Students cite textual evidence to answer "right there," "think and search," and "author and me" questions.