Questioning the Author
By martikel, Updated
Guiding Strategy For Reading
Questioning the Author - a subtle, but significant shift in language that is necessary for emphasizing the fact that authors are doing the talking.
Why won't you tell me what you want me to know? Why won't you talk to me?
Advantages: We were really engaged and active with the text today! I didn't get frustrated because the author was responsible for confusing me and we asked some really great questions that deepened my understanding while I was reading. Yeah but...
I learned about how to talk to authors today in the library and I bet we can use this strategy when we read from our American Girl Doll magazine! I also think it will be cool when we are reading an article on Killer whales for our animal project!
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