Instructional Strategy Guide: Self-Questioning

Proficient readers ask themselves questions about a text. Asking and answering questions like "what's important here?" and "who's speaking now?" helps readers interact with the text and engage prior knowledge. They are also addressing Common Core State Standards related to key ideas and details and the integration of knowledge and ideas. Teach struggling readers' how to engage in self-questioning to increase engagement and comprehension. Use hypertext and collaborative documents to support your students' experimentation with this approach. View this slideshow for an introduction to the strategy of Self-Questioning. Printable text-only version available below.