Ask and Answer Questions

Contributor: Melissa LaRusso. Lesson ID: 10333

Why should I ask questions? Good question! Good readers ask questions before, during, and after reading to monitor comprehension. Learn how by watching a video, thinking, clues, and a fun activity!



learning style
Auditory, Visual
personality style
Golden Retriever
Grade Level
Intermediate (3-5)
Lesson Type
Skill Sharpener

Lesson Plan - Get It!


Have you ever read all of the way to the end of a book or article and then asked yourself "What did I just read?" Avoid that question by asking questions as you read!

Good readers ask themselves questions before, during, and after reading to monitor comprehension.

Watch the Asking and Answering Questions: Reading Literature video from Teaching Without Frills (below) to help you understand the asking and answering questioning skill. While you watch the video, write down some questions you will ask yourself when reading:


Practice questioning in this activity at Into the Book Questioning: Keys to the Castle, from Wisconsin Media Lab. Watch the introductory video, choose a story, and follow the instructions, asking and figuring out your own questions about each story.

When you are finished unlocking the keys to understanding, move on to the Got It? section to try the process on a real book!

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