Keys to Literacy Newsletter
September 2018
Blog Post
Question Generation: A Key Comprehension Strategy

This post focuses on teaching students to generate their own questions while reading to improve comprehension. There is significant evidence that learning to generate questions while reading improves memory, integration and identification of main ideas, and overall comprehension (Rosenshine et al., 1996; National Reading Panel, 2000; Trabasso & Bouchard, 2002). Question generation is one of the four student strategy activities in The Key Comprehension Routine .
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Expanded Free Literacy Resources

Have you visited the Keys to Literacy Free Resources pages of our website recently? We have added more free printables and templates. Click here to access our treasure trove of videos and webinars, articles, archived newsletters, and instructional materials. 
Recommended Literacy Resources
Maryanne Wolf has written an excellent new book titled “ Reader Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World ”. Maryanne is one of our favorite authors and an outstanding literacy researcher. In this book, she considers the future of the reading brain and our capacity for critical thinking, empathy, and reflection as we become increasingly dependent on digital technologies. She describes her concerns and her hopes about what is happening to the reading brain as it unavoidably changes to adapt to digital mediums.
Here’s a related article that refers to Maryanne’s book: “Digital Text is Changing How Kids Read – Just Not in the Way That You Think”.  Click here to read.
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