Thick and Thin Questions

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Thin Questions
 Answers can be found “right there” in the text.  Answers to thin questions are short.
 Example: Where did the story Goldilocks and the three Bears take place?

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Thick Question
 A thick question is a question that requires you to think.  You may find the answer by using the text and your brain!  Example: Why do you think the three Bears did not lock their door?

Thick and Thin Questions
 Do you think that the following are thick or thin questions?
 What do you think the Bears did on their walk?

 Who where the main characters in the story?
 How would you feel if someone broke into your house?

 Do you think Goldilocks would try this again?
 When did this story take place?

 Why do you think Goldilocks ran from the house?