Wise readers ask questions to help them understand the story

Wise readers ask questions to help them understand the story

Thin Questions Who? What? Where? When? Who?

Thin Questions What? Where? When?

I can find the answer in the text.

I can find the answer in the text.

Thick Questions Why? What caused . . ?

Thick Questions Why? What caused . . ?

What if . . .? Do you think . .? What does the author mean by this . . .? What do you predict will happen next? What is the author’s message? I have to search for the answers to these questions.

What if . . .? Do you think . .? What does the author mean by this . . .? What do you predict will happen next? What is the author’s message? I have to search for the answers to these questions.

Types of questions I ask when reading

Types of questions I ask when reading

Clarifying questions ~ I want to know what the text is telling me (T)

Clarifying questions ~ I want to know what the text is telling me (T)

Predicting Questions ~ I wonder about what I have to read (P)

Predicting Questions ~ I wonder about what I have to read (P)

Author’s purpose ~ I wonder what message the author is sharing (A)

Author’s purpose ~ I wonder what message the author is sharing (A)

Questions about words ~ I want to know what a word means (W)

Questions about words ~ I want to know what a word means (W)

Lingering Questions ~ Now that I have read the book I still have some questions I am thinking about (L)

Lingering Questions ~ Now that I have read the book I still have some questions I am thinking about (L)

Answers to My Questions Can be Found:
  In the text Making an inference/using my schema   Research/a different source I’m still wondering . . .

Answers to My Questions Can be Found:
  In the text Making an inference/using my schema   Research/a different source I’m still wondering . . .