The purpose of these slips is to help students ask and answer questions about a text, talk intelligently about a text, stay focused during talking time, and formulate answers to questions in clear and complete sentences. To use, first choose the question that best corresponds with the reading. Copy and cut out one per student. Each page contains 5 identical copies. Give each student a slip for partner reading OR at any time you plan on doing a “Turn & Talk” about what has just been read: aloud, silently, in groups, or in guided reading. In addition, these slips are also useful for quick written assessments, for reading journals, and as a task for early finishers.