Thursday, November 8, 2012

Question-Answer Relationships

In class, we're writing our own questions to help us deepen our understanding of the text. Students (and teachers) learn more when they write the questions themselves and think about the possible answers.  Today, we practiced using Taffy Rafael's well-known strategy known as QAR, or Question Answer Relationship.

Students had time to work on an assessment for to show how asking questions deepens our understanding of the text.  If you did not finish, here's the link to the story so you can print it (or read online):
  The Veldt.  (click the title).  The assignment is due on November 13th for A day, and November 14th for B day.  It is homework for the advanced classes if they don't finish.