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Comprehension/Text Structure Activity

Here’s an example of QAR (Question and Answer) Relationships. This should help you to start thinking about what types of answers questions are looking for. Read through the types and answer the question. While you answer the question, choose either A, B, C, or D and state which type of QAR is occurring within the question. You can find more information on QAR Relationships at http://www.readingrockets.org/article/3479/.

Right There

Questions found right in the text that ask students to find the one right answer located in one place as a word or a sentence in the passage.

Think and Search

Questions based on the recall of facts that can be found directly in the text. Answers are typically found in more than one place, thus requiring students to "think" and "search" through the passage to find the answer.

Author and You

Questions require students to use what they already know, with what they have learned from reading the text. Student's must understand the text and relate it to their prior knowledge before answering the question.

On Your Own

Questions are answered based on a student’s prior knowledge and experiences. Reading the text may not be helpful to them when answering this type of question.

 

Using the strategies, answer the questions and select which QAR Relationship is being made.

1. Question: How do you think that the Jews felt when forced to wear the star of David?

    Answer:_______________________________________________________________

A. Right there

B. Think and Search

C. Author and You

D. On Your Own

 

2. Question: What year did the Holocaust begin?

 Answer:_________________________________________________________________

A. Right there

B. Think and Search

C. Author and You

D. On Your Own

 

3. Question: Why did people have to collaborate with the Nazis?

Answer:__________________________________________________________________

A. Right there

B. Think and Search

C. Author and You

D. On Your Own

 

4. Question: How would you feel if you had been separated from your parents during a hard time?

Answer:____________________________________________________________________

A. Right there

B. Think and Search

C. Author and You

D. On Your Own

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