#ask answer questions
Ask Answer Questions
Asking and answering questions is a way for the students to formulate questions about the reading they are about to do just from flipping through the book and looking at the cover and the chapter titles.
- Before reading, think about the subject based on the title, chapter heads, and visual information. Make note of anything you are curious about.
- While reading, pause and write down any questions. Be sure to ask questions if there is confusion.
- Look for the answers while reading. Pause and write down the answers.
- Were all the questions answered? Could the answers come from other sources?
The ask and answer questions strategy is a great way for students to work together and use their imagination. All students will be able to be involved because they can ask each other questions and use each others ideas to formulate new questions. The ask and answer questions strategy would be able to be used as an assessment tool because the teacher would know if the students are comprehending the reading and thinking through it critically.
Reading and Word-Attack Strategies. (n.d.). Reading A-Z: The online leveled reading program with downloadable books to print and assemble. Retrieved March 24, 2013, from http://www.readinga-z.com/more/reading_strat.html#visualize