Shizuko’s Daughter: Question Answer Relationships

Asking questions about what you're reading is an effective way to connect with the text. After kids read passages from Kyoko Mori's Shizuko's Daughter, they identify questions about the passages as Right There, Think and Search, On Your Own, or Author and You.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Have kids compile their own questions to create their own book report formats
  • Assign a type of question to small groups, and have them rotate between questions to practice all four
Classroom Considerations

  • Provides only four questions; consider adding more from different parts of the book
Pros

  • Strategy is applicable to any novel or story
Cons

  • None