Questioning Part 3

     Getting new readers to witness the importance of consultations between themselves and other readers is the next step. These consultations and discussions enhance the understanding of books in many different ways. Sometimes readers talk to friends to find answers to questions they have or even to inspire new questioning. Start out by referring to the question chart. Ask students to examine the chart and look for one particular question that intrigues them or leaves them puzzled. Allow them to form groups according to what question they chose and send students off to discuss it. Give students a piece of paper to record their thinking on. After students have had time to discuss their thoughts, pull them back to a class discussion where each group will talk about their findings. By now students should be proficient in finding answers, reflecting upon what helped them answer it, and responding to their individual questions. If more practice is necessary be sure to include proper modeling and time to practice this skill on their own.