Question Answer Relationships. QAR. The Four Types of Questions. Right There Search and Locate Author and Me On My Own. Right There.
David woke up fifteen minutes late. As soon as he saw the clock, he jumped out of bed and headed for the shower, afraid he'd miss the bus again. He looked in the dryer for his favorite jeans, but they were actually still in the washing machine. "Dang! I told my sister to put my stuff in the dryer! Now what am I gonna wear today?" After settling for a pair of baggy shorts and a Hilfiger rugby shirt, he grabbed a bag of chips and a soda from the kitchen, and search frantically for his history book. When he found it, he put it in his backpack, along with his breakfast, his hat, and his lucky deck of cards. As he ran to the bus stop, he told himself, "I will not stay up late watching wrestling anymore!"
A question whose answer is right in the text and is easy to find. All you have to do is locate it and copy it down. It is usually found in one place or sentence. The information is explicitly stated.
A question whose answer is in the text, but you have to pull it together from different parts of the text. You can't simply copy down the answer from one place. The answers the question by putting it together.
A question whose answer is not in the text itself. The answer is implied. The reader must access prior knowledge of the information provided by the author and make an inference. The answer to the question is implicitly stated.
A question whose answer is not in the text itself. The reader can even answer the question without reading the story. However, the question is based on some aspect or idea of the story. You need to use your own experiences to answer the questions.
1. Should teenagers be able to watch TV on school nights?
2. Should parents always wake their kids up in the morning?