This activity is part of Questioning with Fiction and Nonfiction 3 Lessons, Games and More.
Readers who ask questions while reading nonfiction are actively engaged and as a result tend to remember important details and information. While asking questions, readers are monitoring their comprehension. Children need time to practice how to form questions.
This lesson can be used during whole group or small group time. However, I have used it most successfully in a reading intervention group. Once students have multiple opportunities with this activity, it could be put into a center.
Nonfiction texts that work well include but are not limited to science/social textbooks, Time for Kids, National Geographic Explorer Magazine.
It can also be copied two sided for more opportunities to practice their questioning skills!