Strategies to Understand the Question
What are some strategies to help a student understand what the question is demanding?
One excellent research-based strategy to help students understand what the question is demanding is called the Question-Answer relationship (QAR). This strategy helps students decipher where the answer to the question can be found: “right there” in the text, whether it’s a question asking them to pull together pieces of information found throughout the text, whether they need to answer based on their own experience, or a little of each of those! Typically it’s the questions based on implicit information that gives students the most difficulty.