Single-Strategy Instruction

Watch a second-grade teacher use a single-strategy approach to teach questioning. She begins with modeling then extends instruction to small group guided reading activities and independent center work.


FEATURING: Katherine Roundtree, Second-Grade Teacher, Graham Road Elementary School (VA)

SOURCE: Doing What Works

Grade 9 Academic Literacy

Students in Cindy Ryan’s academic literacy class practice Thinking Aloud in a whole class metacognitive conversation. These students have shed self-consciousness about being confused, and may instead ask each other, “How did you figure that out?”

FEATURING:  Cindy Ryan, English Teacher

SOURCE: Reading Apprenticeship at WestEd

Question Sea

Watch how a third-grade teacher uses modeling and guided practice to teach questioning. Listen as she describes how she supports students in learning to use the strategies on their own. View the related sample material developed by the teacher, Question Sea Worksheets.

FEATURING: Lauren Cottrell, Third-Grade Teacher, Adlai E. Stevenson II Elementary School (IL)

SOURCE:  Doing What Works

Question Sea Worksheets

These worksheets were developed by a third-grade teacher and her colleagues to help students understand the difference between on-the-surface and under-the-surface questions about text. Watch the presentation, Question Sea: On- and Under-the-Surface Questions, to hear how Cottrell uses these worksheets in her classroom.

SOURCE: Doing What Works