comprehending ::

questioning text

"Good readers know how to ask their own questions and how to set their own purpose for reading. They have an attitude of inquiry, which they need in order to transfer their problem solving abilities to different contexts and for different purposes. Furthermore, good readers are also questioning the author's intentions, especially when the reader has trouble making meaning." (Dorn, L. J., & Soffos, C., 2005, p. 43) 

Working Definition

Questioning text involves formulating questions that extend beyond the scope of self-monitoring. A precursor to readers developing meaningful questions about what they read, is having a purpose for reading. Questioning the text may be connected with many of the other strategies for comprehending. The questions formulated during reading are not static, rather they adapt to the information as it is provided through continued reading.


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