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A research-based approach for improving comprehension, Question Answer Relationships (QAR) has been helping students achieve in reading for more than 20 years. This unique book of lessons for teaching QAR in grades 6-8 introduces students to the QAR language and shows them how to answer questions in key comprehension areas--from determining importance to monitoring understanding. Each lesson includes a step-by-step teaching guide, an engaging nonfiction article, poem, or story to model the target QAR strategy, and an assessment activity. Includes a CD with strategy mini-posters, assessment tools, and whiteboard-ready passages for every lesson. For use with Grades 6-8.
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Taffy E. Raphael, creator of the Question Answer Relationships (QAR) framework, has researched teaching QAR comprehension strategies since the 1980s. She is a member of the faculty in Literacy Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago and has written numerous research articles and books, including QAR Now (Scholastic, 2006), which she coauthored with Kathryn Au.Kathryn H. Au, who served as president of the International Reading Association from 2009-2010, is an educational consultant and former professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She has published widely on the topic of literacy instruction and diversity, including Multicultural Issues and Literacy Achievement (Erlbaum). Coauthor of QAR Now, her current work focuses on school change that improves student achievement.

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