Think Beyond the Text with Fat Questions

Think Beyond the Text with Fat Questions

If students aren’t wondering about the text and curious about its ideas, they can quickly become indifferent to its information, allowing the Distracting Voice to sneak in. Knowing the potential for such disengagement, introduce the two types of questions that...
Decipher Literal v. Inferential Reading Questions

Decipher Literal v. Inferential Reading Questions

There is a direct relationship between a question asked about a reading passage and the type of answer required. When students don’t understand this, they spend time looking for answers they aren’t going to find and guessing at answers that are literally...
Apply Principles of Question-Answer Relationship

Apply Principles of Question-Answer Relationship

Teach students to take note of the different types of questions that can be created from a text or graphic. And because the question types are different, determining the answers requires different processes, too. For many students it never occurred to them that there...