Fifty research-based literacy strategies designed for busy K-8 classroom teachersOrganized around 10 key areas for teaching and learning literacy—phonemic awareness, phonics, reading fluency, vocabulary, story comprehension, comprehension of informational text, questioning for understanding, discussion for understanding, narrative writing, and writing to learn-Promoting Literacy Development offers 50 clearly written, step-by-step strategies for developing proficient readers and writers. The authors also include suggestions for differentiating instruction for English language learners and for students with special needs.
Strategy 32: My Web of Questions
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The National Reading Panel (2000) confirmed the value of generating and asking questions while reading to monitor comprehension and facilitate active engagement with text. Graphic organizers were also mentioned in the report as effective tools to enable readers to see relationships among concepts and to focus on text structure.
The purpose of My Web of Questions is to facilitate students' comprehension of text through question generation. My Web of Questions provides students with a graphic organizer to guide them through the process of strategic reading and specifically the strategy of inquiry-based reading.