Reflection: Diverse Entry Points Q-A-R - Understanding Where, Why, and What to Look For - Section 3: Independent Learning

 

In the past, I often had students respond to questions in writing on paper. This can cause "paper-pencil panic" as I call it, especially for struggling students. They stare at their papers and struggle to get started. They’re afraid of writing something down and getting it wrong because of the permanence of their answers. When I switched to having students use their individual whiteboards, they were more confident in writing responses, and their responses were better. So great! I may never go back to paper and pencil. 

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Q-A-R - Understanding Where, Why, and What to Look For

Unit 1: Literary Analysis: Reading for Meaning, Evidence, and Purpose
Lesson 9 of 11

Objective: SWBAT...understand and apply the question-answer relationship (QAR) strategies to "Crumbs in My Bed" and "Thank-You Sincerely" poem questions

Big Idea: When we know where to look for answers we can give better responses to the questions asked.

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