This is a great strategy that helps students learn where the answers to questions can be found. Once students realize there is a relationship between the question being asked and its answer, they will think more deeply about their reading selection.
Reading Rockets has a great page on QAR, explaining its benefits and how to use this strategy in your classroom.
Here it is in a nutshell:
Questions are either found IN THE TEXT or IN YOUR HEAD.
Questions found in the text are categorized as either:
- right there, meaning you can find the answer in your reading selection OR
- think and search, meaning the answers are in the selection, but you may have to piece together some of the information.
Questions found in your head are categorized as either:
- author and you, meaning you have to take information from the selection and what you already know about the selection (prior knowledge/schema) to formulate an answer OR
- on your own, meaning the answer is formulated completely from prior knowledge.
This poster was copied almost exactly from one of my favorite textbooks:
Click here for the Amazon page for the textbook.