Where the Red Fern Grows: Question Answer Response Strategy

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What makes a good question? Middle schoolers explore the use of questioning through QAR, the question answer response strategy, while reading Where the Red Fern Grows. They learn about the four types of questions: right there, think and search, on your own, and author and you. The lesson plan also has the class collaboratively discuss and share answers—a great strategy for all types of text!

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Appoint various small groups within the class to lead discussions about each section of the text from the worksheet and review the answers
Classroom Considerations

  • Activity assumes readers have finished chapters eight and nine of Where the Red Fern Grows
Pros

  • Includes model questions and responses for learners
  • Contains handouts that clarify each type of question, an answer key, and an assessment to check for understanding
Cons

  • None
Common Core