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Begin the metacognitive process by analyzing the answer choices to test-like comprehension questions.
As implied by the title, students are not required to read a passage. All questions can be answered through deductive reasoning. By covering two or three of the question boxes as a minilesson, the use of MAIN IDEA and CAUSE and EFFECT as “Question the Questions” techniques is modeled for them numerous times.
Four booklets and a Teacher’s Guide are bundled in the download:
Level one – Questions are straight forward and vocabulary is basic. Only one answer choice can possibly be correct. Students use basic inference and cause-and-effect skills by connecting the key words in the question and the correct answer. Students try to visualize simple “scenarios”.
Level two – The way questions are worded is slightly more complex than at level one. In some cases, more than one of the answer choices contain words that relate to the question. The vocabulary is slightly more advanced. Once again, students try to imagine simple “scenarios”.
Level three – Questions are related to a fictional narrative that unfolds through the questions themselves. That is, students use clues gained by reading the questions and answer choices to piece together enough information to select reasonable answer choices. They skip the questions they can’t answer and return to them once they’ve discovered the answers farther in the series of questions.
Level four – Similarly, historical narratives or expository passages are constructed by piecing together information acquired in the process of reading the questions and answer choices. Some questions involve structural analysis (prefixes & suffixes). The same reasoning process is used at this level as in level three.