What is QAR?
QAR is a strategy where students examine the type of question and consider where they need to find the anwer. There are two main places where answers are found, either in the text or in your head.
There are two subdivisions for questions in the text.
First, the answers can be found right there in the text. Right there questions will usually be found in one location in the text usually within the same sentence.
Second, some questions can require the reader to think and search. Think and search questions, ask the reader to look for the answer in multiple places in the text.
There are two further subdivisions for questions in your head. Author and me questions require that the reader use the text and what they know and put both together to formulate the answer. On my own questions can be answered without reading the text.
QARs and Common Core
The connection between the QARs and the Common Core is that the CCSS are pushing for children to have experience extracting answers directly from the text and providing evidence that the answer selected is correct. An important ELA Common Core Standard focuses on students' ability to ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for their answers. Eighty to 90 percent of the reading standards in each grade require text dependent analysis.
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