Strategy: ReQuest (Reciprocal Questioning)
Manzo, A. V. (1969). The ReQuest procedure. The Journal of Reading, 13(2), 123-126.
Vacca, I. L., & Vacca, R. T. (1993). Reading and learning to read. New York: Harper Collins.
ReQuest, or reciprocal questioning, gives the teacher and students opportunities to ask each other their own questions following the reading of a selection. The ReQuest strategy can be used with most novels or expository material. It is important that the strategy be modeled by the teacher using each genre.
Note: In the beginning, students will have difficulty asking questions other than literal ones. It is suggested that prior to this activity, or in conjunction with it, the teacher spends considerable time instructing students in the strategy of Question/Answer Relationships (QAR).
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