Teaching Resource

QAR Generic Question Cards

PDF | 12 pages|Grades: 3 - 6

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.

  NSW Curriculum alignment

  Victorian Curriculum alignment

  Australian Curriculum alignment

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Stephanie Di Sante

Could these questions be produced into a list format?

Stephanie Di Sante · Feb 11th, 2020

Paul (Teach Starter)

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Paul (Teach Starter) · Feb 11th, 2020

Belle Padgett

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

Belle Padgett · Jan 22nd, 2019


Hi Belle,

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

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Kristian · Jan 23rd, 2019

Alison Green

Challenges is spelt incorrectly on several of the cards.

Alison Green · Nov 26th, 2017

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,

Victoria (Teach Starter) · Nov 27th, 2017

Resource Updates

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

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

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