Asking Questions Reading Strategy. Four Kinds of Questions. #1. Clarifying #2. Predicting #3. Inferring #4. Pondering . Clarifying . Clarifying means to understand better. *What does this word or sentence mean?
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Clarifying means to understand better.
*What does this word or sentence mean?
Example: The butterfly emerged from its
Predicting means to guess what is coming.
*Will ____happen next?
Inferring means that the answer will not be written in the book, but you will be able to figure the answer out in your head.
*Did the author mean___?
Pondering means to think carefully.
*I wonder if butterflies are insects?
Yes! Butterflies are insects because I know that butterflies have three body parts and two pairs of wings.
Where can I find the answers to my questions?
#1. In the book: right there
The answer can be found in the book
(characters names, setting, etc.)
#2. In my head: the author and me
The answer can be found using your own thoughts and
knowledge as well as information in the text.
#3. In my head: on my own
The answer can be found using your own thoughts.
#4. In the book: think and search
The answer is in the book, but you must think carefully
about the whole story.