The Boy in the Striped Pajamas: Questioning Strategy

Asking questions about the text is a great way for kids to become self-sufficient readers. Use the question-and-response strategy (QAR) to get them thinking about John Boyne's The Boy in the Striped Pajamas. After they read select passages from the books, learners answer model questions and clarify why that question is right there, think and search, author and you, or on your own question.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Helpful for a reading intervention class or language art center
  • Use the QAR strategy with any novel or reading assignment
  • Have kids work in pairs, groups, or on their own to come up with additional questions, and use the best questions in an assessment
Classroom Considerations

  • Lesson will require some background for the QAR strategy
Pros

  • Comes with an answer key with suggested responses
  • Provides a student reference sheet illustrating the QAR strategy
Cons

  • None
Common Core