Not all questions are created equal! Different types of questions require different strategies.
Struggling readers can often answer low level, factual questions when the answers appear in the text in straight forward, direct language. But more complex questions often leave students baffled and confused about where to find the answer.
After learning as much as I could about QAR (Question Answer Relationships) I created Detective Reading which helps students to recognize three different types of questions and practice formulating answers: 1) Recall questions. 2) Inference questions that require the reader to piece together clues. 3) Opinion questions that require connecting personal knowledge with the reading material. Included with these free cards is a fable from Aesop and six detective questions.
Detective Reading cards are visual reminders that can be used with any reading material. There is also a set of six original short fiction stories you can purchase from Serious Play @ www.teacherspayteachers. Each story has six comprehension questions – two of each kind to help students practice identifying and answering the different types of questions.