Select questions used to focus and clarify thinking before, during, and after reading text. SPI 0501.6.1
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- Asking people - develop pupils' skills in gaining information from people, e.g. who to choose, interview skills and questionnaire design.
- Asking Questions - the types of questions depend on the answer to that first important question: Why am I reading this? Once you establish a purpose for yourself, you can then ask which questions will help you achieve that goal. This page asks students to rank a set of questions on a scale of one to five. [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
- Critical Reasoning Warm-ups - These are warm-ups for people who are somewhat familiar with critical reasoning questions. These questions are a good way to start your brain thinking before you answer the real questions.
- Koko's Kitten - Lesson plan - read a story and formulate a list of related questions to be answered through Internet research
- Listen and Respond to Fables Lesson - [designed for grade 2] online lesson with practice quiz. Tortoise and Hare
- Listen and Respond to Fables - [designed for grade 2] online lesson with practice quiz; Fox and the Crow
- Organizing Your Argument - A twenty-two slide presentation brought to you by the Purdue University Writing Lab
- Questioning Toolkit - seventeen types of questions from the educational journal, FNO
- Questioning: A Comprehension Strategy for Small-Group Guided Reading - how to compose question webs by thinking aloud while reading. Students observe how to gather information about the topic and add it to question webs in the form of answers or additional questions [This expired link is available through the Wayback Machine Internet Archive. If the page doesn't load quickly click on Impatient? at the bottom right of the page.]
- The World's Greatest Contralto by Babette Albin - As you read the story, write your questions and ideas about it on another sheet of paper. Then complete the next page.
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