Question Answer Relationships (QAR) is based on research done by Taffy Raphael who found that when students understand how questions are created, they do a better job when answering and asking questions. QAR teaches students that there are 4 types of questions. Students learn to identify and ask different types of questions to better answer them.

When to use

this strategy:

· To increase comprehension of text

· To develop a better response to comprehension questions

· To get students thinking critically about the text

· To get students asking the questions and leading the discussions



· Use QAR’s with fiction or nonfiction material.


What does

it look like?

Click here to see the 4 types of a QAR’s.

How to use

this strategy:

Students must first learn the different types of questions. (Right there, in your head, author and you, on your own) Next, students learn how to answer the different types of questions. Then they are ready to write their own questions and have other students identify the type of questions, then answer them.