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developed and designed by Susan Moran

Table of Content Questions; Use this table of contents to have students work in groups.

 Students get into groups of four. Each student will look at a chapter heading and decide on what they want to know about that title. They form questions based on what they would like to know.  They fill in a chart [like the example below] and then the whole class will meet to discuss what questions were asked.

Example Book:  Reach For the Stars by Fiona MacDonald

Contents

Page

Contents

Page
What is a Star

Stardust

Star Life Cycles

The First star-gazers

Stories in the Sky

The Zodiac

Some special star

 Steering by the stars

4

8

12

20

22

 24

36

48

Messages from the skies

Star Forces

Science fiction

Star words, star music

Gods and humans

Star patterns

Glossary

Books for further reading

52

54

65

76

88

99

101

 102

Questions for each topic

Students make a larger chart in their Portfolio Section

 

Questions I have about the title

Things I already know about this title

 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 
 

 

 

 

I Wonder
An activity to encourage students to ask questions (in general and to apply to what they are reading).
Categorizing Questions

 
Students brainstorm the questions they have as they read. Once a list is generated, students use the graphic organizer to categorize if the questions can be answered in the reader's head, from the reading piece or using another text.

Focus on Your Questions

 

A graphic organizer to record the student's thinking or questions after reading a text. Narrative text or poetry work well to generate thinking on a particular concept.

Question_prompts  

Before, during and after questions to use with any piece of writing.

 

five w's

 

Use this chart to help students locate information and put it into their own words. Critical thinking skills are involved.

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