Turn Subheadings into Questions

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Turn Subheadings into Questions

Posted on May 20, 2008

Turn Subheadings into Questions

We know that comprehension increases when students have an authentic purpose for their content-area and textbook reading. Mary Hall (Sweetser Elementary, Sweetser, IN) helps her students identify their purpose by teaching them to turn traditional chapter subheadings into questions. Finding an answer to the question becomes the students' purpose for reading.

ORIGINAL Subheadings Sample from a Space Physics textbookSOCIAL STUDIES SUBHEADING: A Sea Route to India
RE-WRITE: Where was the sea route to India?

ORIGINAL SOCIAL STUDIES SUBHEADING: The Renaissance
RE-WRITE: What is the renaissance?