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QUESTION ANSWER RELATIONSHIP (QAR)
 

According to Vacca and Vacca, “The success that students experience when responding to a certain type of question depends on their ability to recognize the relationship between the question and its answer.” Questions are divided into two main categories, “in the book” and “in my head.” Within each of these categories are two types of questions. Under “in the book” are “right there” questions, where the answer is in one place and easily found, and “think and search” questions, where the answer is in the text but in more than one place. Under the heading of “in my head” are “author and me” questions, where the students must combine their own schema with what the text says, and “on my own” questions, where the text may have gotten the student thinking but the answer is in the student’s head.

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The teacher featured in this video is Patti Hendricks from Sunset Ridge Middle School.

Contact her for more information at

patricia.hendricks@jordan.k12.ut.us