New Strategy Release | Question Answer Relationship (QAR)
“Before I answer a question about a text, teach me to use the QAR Framework to classify it into two main types: (a) in the book and (b) in my head; and the four subtypes: (a) Right There (b) Think & Search (c) Author & Me and (d) On
My Own, so that I learn how to better engage with a text.“
Best for Students Who: Struggle with reading comprehension; Struggle with identifying important information, summarizing, and making simple inferences.
- Start by categorizing questions as “In the Book” or “In My Head”.
- Once students are confidently and accurately identifying In the Book QARs, introduce its subcategories, Right There and Think & Search. Similarly, when students are confident and accurate with In My Head QARs, introduce its subcategories, Author & Me and On My Own.
- The QAR strategy was developed for older readers (i.e., upper elementary and above) and is typically practiced with informational text.
Desired results: Use a shared language when talking about and questioning practices
Be able to correctly answer and generate questions of all types.