QAR. Right There Questions. The answer is in the text. The words used to answer the question are ‘right there’ in the same sentence.
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A Right There Question must relate to important information in the text.A sample question from Johnny Tremain might be:What city is the setting for this story?It is important to know that the whole story takes place in Boston.
Good Author and Me questions make people think before they answer. The questions must relate to both of these criteria:1. Does it directly relate to the story and include a specific mention of something in the story? 2. Does it generate discussion? If the question can be answered with just one or two words, or if there is only ONE right answer, it is not a good Author and Me question.
A sample of a good Author and Me question might beHow are Johnny and Rab alike and how are they different?This question directly relates to the story and there are a number of possible answers so it generates good discussion.
Questions that can be answered with either Yes or No are also NOT good On My Own questions. For example, “Would you fight in a war?” is NOT a good question. However, “Why would you fight in a war?” is a good question because it generates discussion.
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