THE SELF-QUESTIONING STRATEGY. ?. The Self-Questioning Strategy requires you to:. Create Questions in your mind Predict the answers to those questions Search for the answers to those questions. Why is asking questions important?. Students who ask questions as they read :
Attend to Clues as You Read.
What do you WONDER about these titles:
The boy wandered aimlessly among the trees.
Boy is a good clue word.
How old is this boy?
What is his name?
What does he look like?
What other clue words are in this sentence?
What do you wonder about them?
Say Some Questions.
Keep Predictions in Mind.
An educated guess about what is going to happen.
It’s the best guess you can make based on what you know.
For this strategy, you will be making predictions about the questions you asked in step 2: Say Some Questions.
The predictions should contain information that the author has NOT given you.
Q: What does the man look like?
P: He is tall, with brown hair and a mustache.
Q: When will the boy be found?
P: He will be found in three days.
Q: Where is the dog hiding?
P: She is hiding in the woods.
Identify the Answer
Talk about the Answer