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ERIC Number: ED050896
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr
Pages: 7
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Questioning Strategies in Reading or Is the Right Person Being Trained to Ask the Questions?
Piercey, Dorothy
Teachers have been learning to improve their questioning strategies to facilitate students' thinking. The students too should learn the skill of questioning to be a good reader for the rest of their lives. The teacher's first job is to identify for students the skill of questioning as a way of understanding the writer, pinpointing his purpose, synthesizing what he says, evaluating his ideas, and solving problems. Then he should demonstrate for them how questioning is done. The most important but most problematic step is providing for students the environment to practice the skill of questioning. The ultimate objective is to help students reach the point where they question writers as they read. Since questioning the writer is a somewhat difficult and complex concept, the students should be led to begin by questioning the present that evolves around themselves, then proceed to questioning peers and other persons known to them, and finally to questioning the writer whose ideas can only be reached through the printed words. (AW)
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Note: Paper presented at the meeting of the Western College Reading Association, Los Angeles, Cal., Apr. 1-3, 1971