Strategy: Asking Questions

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Helpful Sections Related to this Strategy
The Primary Comprehension Toolkit by Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis, Heinemann First Hand, 2008. Ask Questions  Strategy Booklet



Reading with Meaning: Teaching Comprehension in the Primary Grades, 2nd ed., by Debbie Miller, Stenhouse, 2012 Chapter 6: In January and February: Books Clubs; Focus on Asking Questions and Inferring; and Chapter 7: March and April: Nonfiction Genre Study; Asking Questions (continued) and Determining Importance
Strategies That Work: Teaching Comprehension for Understanding and Engagement, 2nd ed., by Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis, Stenhouse, 2007. Chapter 8: Questioning: The Strategy that Propels Readers Forward
Weaving Through Words: Using the Arts to Teach Reading Comprehension Strategies by Roberta D. Mantione and Sabine Smead, International Reading Association, 2003 Chapter 4: Questioning



Reference Notes
“Nurturing the inquiring mind through nonfiction read alouds” by Tony Snead, The Reading Teacher, 67(7), April 2014, pp. 488-495. (available online with a Reading Teacher subscription)


 The author explores the importance of nonfiction read-alouds, and provides several nonfiction read-aloud suggestions.  He also explains his “R.A.N.” chart, and particularly discusses the significance of questioning and how to support children to ask higher level questions.