Friday, January 09, 2015

Asking Questions

Our current reading comprehension focus is on Asking Questions. Good readers ask questions before, during and after reading to better understand what they are reading. This week we worked on questions we can ask to better comprehend the stories we read. This strategy will help us as we work towards responding to the books that we read. 

We read a story called The Stranger by Chris Van Allsburg. Students explored many questions during the story to help them understand how the stranger could be. As a class we wrote a reading response. Good readers ask questions and use evidence or details from the story to support their thinking. 

Here is what our reading response looked like after discussing why the stranger said see you next fall. The students are using details from the book to support their thinking and to extend their understanding.  Next week we will continue to respond to texts and use evidence to support our thinking. 

We are also using Questions to help us add more details in our writing. Good writers use guiding questions such as WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHY and HOW to add extra details in our writing. Ask your child to add extra details when talking about their favourite story at home.

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