Questioning The Author

Goal: to help students understand the underlying messages in text




  1. Identify the major understandings students should construct from a text and anticipate problems.

  2. Segment the text: decide where to stop reading and initiate a discussion to construct meaning.

  3. Develop queries: formulate Initiating and Follow-Up Queries that will promote student construction of meaning.


For Following Up:

Source: The Wright Group “Questioning the Author” participant manual based on Questioning the Author by Isabel Beck, Ph.D. and Margaret McKeown, Ph.D.

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