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QARs + Tables = Successful Comprehension of Math Word Problems

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Grades 3 – 5
Lesson Plan Type Standard Lesson
Estimated Time Two 40-minute sessions
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Janet Beyersdorfer

Arlington Heights, Illinois


International Literacy Association


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Jennfer McKinney

September 09, 2016

I am a high school math teacher and an instructional coach. I love this idea for high school Geometry. Students struggle looking at a diagram for proofs and struggle with developing a plan. I believe taking the students through these types of questions will help tremendously.

I love how thinking about these questions help me to plan out my lessons. The list of questions for each type help me to structure my lesson so that students are able to answer those questions. It seems like many of my elementary teachers knew about this strategy...but it is new to me in high school. I also love to use KWL when I can. So it is nice to add another tool. Excited to share it with the other teachers (high school and middle school)



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