Promoting self-questioning through picture book illustrations

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Lohfink, Gayla
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2012-12
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Comprehension , Comprehension monitoring , Metacognition , Questioning , Digital , media literacies , Visual literacy , Literature , Children's literature , Strategies , methods , Instructional strategies , teaching strategies , Reading strategies , Childhood
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Lohfink, Gayla. 2012. Promoting self-questioning through picture book illustrations. Reading Teacher, v.66 no.4 pp.295-299
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This teaching tip manuscript demonstrates how picture book illustrations can be used as an inquiry tool that facilitates one's connecting of visual investigations in a picture to the process of generating self-questions. Techniques suggested to promote self-questioning are (1) introducing young readers to an interactive picture book read aloud with prompts, such as, What do you notice? and What questions do you have? instead of teacher-driven prompts that result in student statements, (2) using selected perplexing picture book illustrations as a medium for fostering and modeling the self-questioning process, (3) partnering readers together so that they investigate picture book illustrations, determine questions, and search for answers collaboratively, and (4) encouraging independent reading of self-selected picture books to apply self-questioning techniques.

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Wiley-Blackwell
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Reading Teacher;v.66 no.4
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0034-0561
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