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QARs + Tables = Successful Comprehension of Math Word Problems
|Grades||3 – 5|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Two 40-minute sessions|
Arlington Heights, Illinois
- “Using QARs With Charts and Graphs” (The Reading Teacher, 2002)
- U.S. Census Bureau: A Century of Change
- A Century of Change Worksheet (including a Teacher’s Guide)
- Collaborative Group Worksheet: Developing QARs for a Table
- Discussion Questions Sheet
- Guide Sheet: Using QARs With Graphics
|1.||Familiarize yourself with the QAR strategy by consulting the article "Using QARs With Charts and Graphs," which appeared in The Reading Teacher.
|2.||The lesson will progress more smoothly if students are familiar with applying the QAR strategy to texts with a paragraph structure before using the strategy with tables. To assure student familiarity with the QAR strategy, reteach or review it using a short story or newspaper article. Select a text that lends itself to exploring examples of each of the four question types.
|3.||Duplicate the Guide Sheet: Using QARs With Graphics and the A Century of Change Worksheet for each student. Although a poster or transparency of the Guide Sheet may prove useful for class discussions, it is not essential.
|4.||Determine students' accessibility to computers with Internet access or arrange for the use of a computer presentation system that is connected to the Internet.
|5.||Bookmark or provide a live link to the U.S Census Bureau: A Century of Change and the U.S. Census Bureau: Factfinder Kids' Corner. Preview these webpages, along with the related student handouts.
|6.||Establish collaborative groups of three students and designate the following roles: