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How to Improve Reading Comprehesion through the Creation of Different Types of Questions

  • 23 April 2018
  • Posted by: Diana Navarro
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How to Improve Reading Comprehesion through the Creation of Different Types of Questions
Students’ age range: 14-16
Topic: The Island of Dr. Moreau, Chapters 1-5
 
Description: Teacher plays paragraph # 1 of audiobook: The Island of Dr. Moreau – Chapter 1
Teacher asks Ss to define what MAIN IDEA refers to as a reading strategy. T: What is the main idea of the paragraph we have just read? Students provide answers.
Teacher explains the three levels of reading comprehension: literal, inferential, and evaluative.
Teacher models how to take notes in the margins and how to create different types of questions: literal, inferential, and evaluative by eliciting answers from students.
Teacher hands out reading instructions WS: students must create a # questions at a certain level.
While the class listens to the audiobook for Chs. 1, Ss contribute with information to write in the margins and create at least 10 questions (overall).
Students read Ch. 2 at home and create a # of different types of questions per chapter.
While the class listens to the audiobook for Chs. 3, Ss contribute with information to write in the margins and create at least 10 questions (overall).
Students read Ch. 4 at home and create a # of different types of questions per chapter.
Teacher uses Ss’ evaluative questions in order to start a discussion of Chs. 1-5. Students are required to support their answers with specific examples.

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