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ERIC Number: EJ1132270
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0034-0510
Simple Texts, Complex Questions: Helping Young Children Generate Questions
Ness, Molly
Reading Improvement, v54 n1 p1-5 Spr 2017
As they are naturally curious about the world around them, young children ask lots and lots of questions. In classrooms today, however, there seems to be little space for these student-generated questions as teachers are more likely to pose the questions. Research indicates that question generation is an effective strategy to motivate young readers, to build reading comprehension, and to foster higher-level thinking skills. In addition to exploring the cognitive and motivational benefits of questioning, this article showcases how students can generate complex, juicy question from simple texts--in this case, nursery rhymes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education; Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades; Grade 5; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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