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QAR Generic Question Cards

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A set of 28 generic QAR question cards for students to use as a comprehension task after reading.

Use this teaching resource in the classroom as a comprehension task for any fictional text.

Students use the cards to apply QAR (Question/Answer/Relationship) strategies to respond to different question types such as:

  • In the Text – Right There/Think and Search
  • In My Head – Author and Me/On My Own.

This resource includes:

  • 7 x orange Right There questions
  • 7 x orange Think and Search questions
  • 7 x blue Author and Me questions
  • 7 x blue On My Own questions
  • 4 x blank In the Text cards
  • 4 x blank In My Head cards.

Print, cut and laminate a class set of cards for students to use during literacy rotations. Use the blank cards to create your own questions as a class.

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  • Alison Green

    Challenges is spelt incorrectly on several of the cards.

    Comment by Alison Green on November 26, 2017 at 10:01 am

    • Victoria (Teach Starter)

      Hi Alison,
      Thank you for your comment and making us aware of the errors on the cards.
      The errors have now been fixed.
      Please feel free to download the updated version of this resource to use in your classroom.
      Kind regards,

      Comment by Victoria (Teach Starter) on November 27, 2017 at 10:38 am

  • Belle Padgett

    Hi, Are there any similar cards more specifically for non-fiction texts?

    Comment by Belle Padgett on January 22, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    • Kristian Kristian

      Hi Belle,

      No, we don’t have any of these currently but this is a great idea.

      Please feel free to request a resource here: http://www.teachstarter.com/request-a-resource/

      Requests are voted on by the Teach Starter community. We create the top request each week.

      Official comment by Kristian on January 23, 2019 at 9:55 am

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Resource Updates

  • Typo of 'challenges' and 'describe' has been fixed on the cards.

    Fix by Victoria (Teach Starter) 26th Nov, 2017

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