Questioning the Author “ QtA ”. Barbara Fetner. Overview. QtA is when students reflect on what the author is trying to say in order to construct meaning. It is used in grades K-12 The strategy can be implemented for narrative and expository texts
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narrative and expository texts
Students learn by participating in discussions and collaborating with other students.
Beck, I., McKeown, M., Sandora, C., Kucan, L., & Worthy, J. (1996). Questioning the Author: A Yearlong Classroom Implementation to Engage Students with Text. The Elementary School Journal, 96(4), 385-414.
McKeown, M., Beck, I. (2004). Transforming Knowledge into Professional Development Resources: Six Teachers Implement a Model of Teaching for Understanding Text. The Elementary School Journal, 104(5), 391-408.
Beck, I. (1997). Questioning the Author: an approach for enhancing student engagement with text. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.
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