Asking and answering questions is a great strategy for all readers but it works wonderful for struggling readers.
When readers are able to read information and generate questions, it shows that they are trying to engage with the information in the text. The more questions, the more they remember. If they are interested in the topic, they want to know more!
This packet includes 5 original passages with corresponding graphic organizers and premade questions. It also includes a suggested lesson plan to get you started!
Good Readers ask...posters (BW and Color for display)
Why do Readers ask Questions circle map
What are examples of questions circle map
Large Q to cut, paste and brainstorm question words and phrases
Before, During and After questions organizer
Teacher Model Passage and Organizer
5 passages (BW for student work and Color for centers)
5 questions for each passage
5 organizers to generate questions using the passage
Question mark posters for Thick and Thin questions
Thick and Thin questions organizer
I used this strategy as much as possible with my ELL students as well as my struggling readers and I really did see their confidence grow, especially when reading for information. It didn't happen overnight, but the more they see you model and they get to practice, the better for them.