Asking Questions – A Comprehension Strategy

Asking questions is a comprehension strategy that the 2J’s have been working on in Balanced Literacy.    We’ve discussed how asking questions during reading and viewing makes us think about what we will be learning about, helps us focus on something, gets us answers so we can learn, and so on.  We practiced that again today while we watched the two versions of Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas.  Before we watched the movies, we brainstormed some different questions we were wondering about, then we each wrote down two that were to be answered by the end of the lesson.  We also discussed the difference between THICK questions (ones that would really help us understand the story better) versus THIN questions (nice to know but not very helpful in terms of comprehension).  Below is a slideshow of us watching the video and some examples of our questions and answers.  And thanks to Mrs. Sinclair and the Gr.2S’ for inviting us into their classroom to watch !!!

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Another part of the lesson was sharing what your favourite part of each movie was.  Write a comment telling your favourite part of How The Grinch Stole Christmas!

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