Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Question and Answer Relationships

Can you believe that it is only Tuesday?  The week after Spring Break is hard.  Having a sweet taste of summer and then having to go back can be rough.  Plus having parent-teacher conferences the week after Spring Break is just plain cruel.

Ok, I'll stop whining.

We have 7 weeks until "THE TEST", so we are beginning a little bit of Test Prep. Third grade is the first year for "the test" in NC so the sweet babies are usually terrified!

I really love teaching the Question and Answer Relationship (QAR) strategy at the beginning of our Test Prep Unit!  Do you use QARs in your class? It is a fabulous way to help students understand different types of questions. By seeing these relationships, students recognize that they can consider the question before developing an answer. Here's a little explanation of QAR's if you're curious!


About half of the test questions tend to be "right there" questions, so I love showing the students if they will just take the time to look back and find an answer, they can pass that test easy peasy!   I love hearing the students explain that the question is an "In The Book" question, so they just need to go back and find it in the text.  It's always a big help to my struggling learners.

I have a little something for you! Click here or on the pictures to download the QAR Poster and student bookmarks at my TPT Store for free!  I hope you can use them with your class.  If you download them, I'd love if you left a little feedback.


Have a great Wednesday! :)

9 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing! I am not too familiar with QAR other than the few little things I've read on blogs. I've been wanting to try this strategy with my students and your blog/freebie has given me a great start.

    The REAL Teachers of Orange County

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  2. We are doing a practice test tomorrow so our third graders can get use to all the testing craziness. Left the anxiety over bubble sheets begin :)
    Julia

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  3. We are doing a practice test tomorrow so our third graders can get use to all the testing craziness. Left the anxiety over bubble sheets begin :)
    Julia

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  4. I am passing along a link to this post to my third grade pal!


    Rowdy in First Grade

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  5. My second graders have just begun test prep for our state test and this will help so much! Your poster/bookmarks are clear and concise. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  6. This is such a wonderful freebie!!! Thank you so much! Our test in in two weeks- ah!!! I wish I would have seen this sooner- I will for sure be using this at the beginning of the year next year!

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

    Kelly
    Koonce’s Korner

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  7. Thanks for posting. I am always looking for new comprehension strategies!

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  8. Thanks for posting. I am always looking for new comprehension strategies!

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