Asking Questions for Understanding


Another reason we ask questions is when you don't understand something you have just read. Good readers stop and clarify. They may go back and re-read, but asking questions helps a good reader understand. If you're at a confusing spot, the paragraph before the spot can give you the answer. You and your partner will pick any book. To practice asking questions for understanding you will read the book stopping at the end of each page. You will ask each other a clarifying question about something you just read and you will need to be able to answer them. Use sticky notes to write the questions and answer on for at least 3 of the pages. Then turn the book with the stickies in to the teacher's basket. When you are finished move on to the next section of the project.