Creatively Teach Students Exactly How to “Question” During the Reading Process

Creatively Teach Students Exactly How to “Question” During the Reading Process

Years ago, I naively thought that asking students questions about what they read was “working” on comprehension. No…… I was assessing comprehension.

It’s a good thing that I did not work as a reading teacher!   What I know now is that teaching reading comprehension has several components: Schema, Inferring, Identifying what is important, questioning, visualizing, and synthesizing.

We need to get our students using Metacognition, or thinking about their thinking, if we want them to not only understand what they are reading, but to take full advantage of the knowledge they gain and apply it to their lives and to the world around them.

In today’s video, I’m focusing on Questioning and just how important of a skill it is!

Take a look at a concrete way you can teach students how to ask really good questions!

Well it’s official, I’m signed up to go see Dr. Bruce Perry, author of The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog! He’s coming to Butler University on April 14th. You know I REALLY want to hear this guy when I give up a whole Saturday to do it!

Although his book has been out for quite awhile, I had never read it until this week! I just finished it today! I decided that before I made the decision to attend the symposium, I would first read his book. I got to chapter three and sent in my reservation!!!

If you haven’t read the book, read it….If you’ve never heard Dr. Perry speak, come and join me! From everything I’ve heard, he’s amazing. If he’s anything like what I read in his book, it will be one of the best uses of a Saturday that I’ve ever done!

Hope you are enjoying the reading comprehension info! Once again kudos to Tanny McGregor and all of her ideas!

You take care and I’ll see you next time.


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