Ask Questions of Your Struggling Readers

Ask Questions of Your Struggling Readers

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Ask Questions of Your Struggling Readers

Questioning strategies often can reveal the difficulties that struggling readers and writers have in attacking print. If we ask if a child knows a “sight word” — we assume that the child knows what a sight word is. If we ask a child to write to a “prompt,” we assume the child knows what a prompt is. Asking open ended questions can often reveal issues that children struggle with in text. Asking a child, “what do you notice about this writing?” can truly be revealing.