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
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.
Question the Author: Reading Rockets
Videos: Questioing the Author-http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZxb8v4uei0