Question-Answer Relationships can help you develop and answer questions about your reading selection. Below you will find a chart which will help you understand the four different types of questions. You can use this information to write your own questions or to help you answer reading questions as well.


 

IN THE BOOK IN MY HEAD
Right There

The answer is in the text, usually easy to find. The words used to make up the question and words used to answer the question are right there in the same sentence.

Author and You

The answer is not in the story. You need to think about what you already know, what the author tells you in the text, and how it fits together.

Think and Search

The answer is in the selection, but you need to put together different pieces of information to find it. Words for the question and words for the answer are not found in the same sentence. They come from different places in the selection.

On My Own

The answer is not in the selection. You can even answer the question without reading the selection. You need to use your own experience. Students ask this type of question to bring out their prior knowledge.

QAR Sample Questions

Jack and Jill

Jack and Jill went up the hill,
to fetch a pail of water.
Jack fell down and broke his crown,
and Jill came tumbling after.

IN THE BOOK IN MY HEAD
Right There
 
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Who went up the hill with Jill?

 

Author and You
 
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How would you help Jack?

 

Think and Search
 
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What events let to Jack getting hurt?

 

On My Own
 
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Did you ever get hurt?

 

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