Sunday, February 24, 2013

Question-Answer Relationship (QAR) Freebie

I don't know about your students, but my students think that they have to guess at every answer after reading a text selection and answering questions about it! It's like they think they are going to get in trouble for going back in the text and finding the answer! To teach my students about the different types of questions, I use the QAR strategy. It teaches students about the 4 different types:

Right There- Questions whose answers can be found right in the text. Often, the words used in the question are the same words found in the text.

Think and Search- Answers are gathered from several parts of the text and put together.

Author and You- Answers to these questions aren't directly in the text. Students need to think about what the author has told them and what they already know about the topic.

On Your Own- Answers are not in the text- students need to think about their own personal experiences to answer.

After teaching my kiddos about the different types of questions (and doing LOTS and LOTS of practice!) they understand how to answer questions so much better. In a couple of weeks, we have a huge 2nd grade test- I'm hoping this strategy will help them feel more successful!

If you'd like to download the free QAR poster, just click on the picture below!


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