Expanded Version of QUESTIONING Comprehension Strategy for Reading (for students, parents, and educators)
Page 1- kid-friendly handout (for students, parents, or educators) that briefly explains and describes the reading comprehension strategy of asking questions before, during, and after reading, and whether questions are "thin" and literal questions (answer found WITHIN the text) or "thick" and inferential questions (answer found BEYOND the text).
Pages 2-9: Goes into depth to explain meaning of various types of questions independent readers use to ask themselves (or others) before, during, and after reading; it also describes the difference between "Thin" and THICK questions (literal and inferential) and the range from lower to higher-level questioning. This document provides explanations, descriptions, and examples of various types of questions readers ask AND how to ANSWER and RESPOND to both literal (thin) questions and inferential (THICK) questions.
The Common Core K-5 Standards that relate to this comprehension strategy are also included on this PDF document.
This is a great resource to include in a reading workshop or center that is focusing on questioning as the comprehension strategy. It serves as a quick reference to explain the types of questions readers use to comprehend and make sense of text.
This first page of this document may be made into a classroom poster or included in an interactive reading comprehension journal or take-home folder.