This strategy will help students to:
Personally connect and engage with what they are reading. Reading with a question in mind is a during reading strategy that helps to encourage ‘active reading’. Students generate questions as they read then critique and discuss them in small groups.
- Students are given a text that they will read (either independently, in small groups or as a class).
- Students read the information, and write down as many questions about the text as they can as they read.
- When they are finished reading the passage or text, ask students to go back and analyse the material more in depth. Then write a few more questions about the text.
- Students should then critique their own questions and pick the 5 best questions to share with their partner.
- Break the students into pairs, and have them share the questions that they have written.
- During the discussions have each pair pick one question that they think is the most important question on their list.
- Students share their most important question and the class works together to answer it.