ERIC Number: ED408562
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Questioning the Author: An Approach for Enhancing Student Engagement with Text.
Beck, Isabel L.; And Others
Noting that elementary-school students often fail to understand many of the ideas presented in school textbooks, this book presents the Questioning the Author (QtA) strategy, which is designed to establish student interactions with text and build greater understanding by teaching students to question the ideas presented in the text while they are reading. The book presents many examples of QtA in action as children engage with narrative and expository texts to construct meaning. After a foreword and an introduction, chapters in the book are: (1) "What Is Questioning the Author and How Was It Developed?"; (2) "Queries"; (3) "Planning"; (4) "Discussion"; (5) "Implementation"; and (6) "Where Has Questioning the Author Been and Where Is It Going?" Contains 66 references. (RS)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Elementary Education, Questioning Techniques, Reader Text Relationship, Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Teaching Guides, Text Structure
Order Department, International Reading Association, 800 Barksdale Road, P.O. Box 8139, Newark, DE 19714-8139 ($13.95 members; $17.95 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: International Reading Association, Newark, DE.
IES Cited: ED498555