Reflection: Diverse Entry Points QAR Cheat Sheet: Building Comprehension Through Question Analysis (Left Side) - Section 1: QAR Strategy


QAR is a strategy that I love and that works well especially with your lowest readers.  If they can identify the question stems, it makes test taking easier for them.  An important note here is to differentiate your QAR practice.  In other words, go ahead and give everyone a reading passage at their level along with questions instead of a one size fits all approach.  By differentiating, you are building students' comprehension skills AND their test taking skills.  By differentiating, your highest readers (the ones who HATE to look back in the text) will be forced to because their passage will be just beyond their comfort zone.  

Don't give up on QAR or your students' ability to use it effectively.  It takes much much practice but it is one of those strategies that once the teacher is comfortable with it, the students will be too.

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QAR Cheat Sheet: Building Comprehension Through Question Analysis (Left Side)

Unit 2: Good Reader Tricks Revealed
Lesson 3 of 5

Objective: SWBAT name the two major categories of QAR and four types of specific QAR that fit in those categories.

Big Idea: Using QAR will be another tool in the toolbox to help students decide if and how they need to use the text to help them answer a question.

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