Twelfth Night: QAR

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night is used to model for readers how to craft four levels of questions that promote comprehension. Questions that can be answered with evidence right there in the text, questions that require readers to think and search, questions that require readers to consider the author's intent, and questions that ask readers to identify with events in the text.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Assign groups different lines in the play and have them develop and answer the four levels of questions
Classroom Considerations

  • While the worksheet will need to be reconfigured to correct the typos and to remove the material addressed to teachers, the passages selected and the questions posed are ideal to introduce the strategy

  • The examples and explanations makes the process easy to understand

  • Beware the typos!