2 Four Types of QAR Right There Think and Search The Author and Me Literal questionsThink and SearchDrawing conclusionquestionsThe Author and MeInferential questionsOn Your OwnImplied questions
3 Right There Questions A literal question The answer is right there in the bookA “detail” type of questionWhere words used to form the question and words that answer the question are often “right there” in the same sentence
4 An Example of Right There Suddenly, Jimmy saw the missing jewel hanging in the chandelier among the pieces of carved glass.Question: “Where did Jimmy find the missing jewel?”
5 Think and Search Questions These are questions that require a conclusion to be drawn.Be a “detective” - find and match clues to reach a solution.The answer is in the text, but readers have to “think & search.”
6 Think and Search Questions The answer is in the selection, but you need to put together different pieces of information to find it.Words for the question and words for the answer are not found in the same sentence. They come from different places in the selection.
7 An Example of Think and Search If the setting of a story was described in three different paragraphs, you would have to identify the parts of those paragraphs that provided the information about the setting.
8 The Author and Me Questions Questions for which inferences must be drawn based on text details plus the reader’s prior knowledge.Information to answer the question comes from background knowledge, but, to even make sense of the question, the learner has to read and understand the text.
9 The Author and Me Questions Prior Knowledge and information found in the text must be connected to determine the answer.“Story Clues” + “What I already know” = INFERENCE.Such an explanation is an important revelation for many students who have wondered where in the book those other kids were finding the answers they gave, because they had looked and looked to no avail.
10 An Example of an Author and Me Question In the text, the child reads “Mother put peas and corn on the table.”An author and me question might be: “What meal was the family eating?”From the details given and the child’s own experience, the child can determine that the meal was more than likely dinner.
11 On Your Own Questions The answer is not in the selection. Responses require the reader to draw from prior experiences or feelings and make clear judgments.
12 An Example of On Your Own If you are reading a passage on electricity, an On My Own question would be:How do you use electricity in your life?
13 On Your Own QuestionsThe question relates to the text, but can be answered even if the children have not read the text.All the ideas and information come from the students’ background knowledge.
14 QAR Key Words Right There Who is… Where is… List… What is… How many… When did…Name…What kind of…Think and Search/ Author and MeSummarize…What caused…Contrast…Retell…How did…Explain…Find two examples…Compare…On You OwnWhat do you think…Prove…Apply…Create…Initiate…Predict…Solve…What if…Evaluate…