Lesson 5 Chapters 2, 3, and 4
- To demonstrate understanding of chapters
- To learn to use QAR (question-answer-relationships)
reading comprehension strategy.
Copies of the QAR chart and concept map.
- Collect scavenger hunt assignments. Have students take
turns sharing responses to the questions.
- Assign reading check questions from chapters 2 and
3. Collect and discuss.
Example: Who is Uncle Willie, and what is wrong with him?
How did it happen? How is his life affected?
NOTE: The purpose of the reading check questions is
primarily to encourage students to do the homework reading
assignments and to return the discussion to the story.
Teachers should collect responses before the discussion
so that students are not allowed to answer as a result
of class discussion. And to make this exercise meaningful
to students, points must be awarded for the responses.
- Discuss chapter highlights. (See study guide sites
- Explain to students that you want to teach them a reading
comprehension strategy called QAR, which means question-answer-relationships.
The purpose of the strategy is to help them engage in
active reading and to thereby increase their reading comprehension.
- Explain the strategy and the four types of questions.
- Show students the “concept map”; distribute
copies of the QAR chart.
- Distribute copies of sample passage (included with
the site) and questions; read and discuss.
- Read Caged Bird chapter 4; have students write
two “right there” questions and answers; share.
- Discuss questions and collect for assessment of understanding
Read chapter 5 and 6 and write two “right there”