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Post-it® Super Sticky Notes stuck on to the questioning chart.

Question Chart

“It’s not the answer that enlightens, but the question” - Eugene Ionesco 

Asking questions while reading is a reading strategy that encourages students to engage with the text. Questioning provides students with a purpose for reading. As they read, students will try to answer their own questions, which results in students having a deeper understanding of the text. However, the types of questions asked also plays a role in what students take away from their reading. By using a Questioning Chart and Post-it® Super Sticky Notes, students are able to ask a variety of questions ranging from memory-based questions to deeper thinking questions before, during, and after they read. 


  • Grades: 6-8 

    Subject: Literacy, History, Science or Geography 

    Goal: To develop a variety of questions for students to monitor their own comprehension while reading 


    A pad of Post-it® Super Sticky Notes and a ruler on top of a Post-it® Super Sticky Easel Pad.


    1. Create the question chart on the Post-it® Super Sticky Easel Pad  
    Drawing a grid on a Post-it® Super Sticky Easel Pad paper.
    1. Explain to students that they will be using the chart to help them create a variety of questions while reading. 
    2. Model how to write down questions for each section of the chart (Knowledge, Predict, Analysis, and Synthesize) on a different colour Post-it® Super Sticky Note.  
    A questioning chart created on a Post-it® Super Sticky Easel Pad paper.
    1. While reading, students will write down the questions that come to mind on the Post-it® Super Sticky Note. 
    2. Once the reading is complete, place Post-it® Super Sticky Notes on to the proper section of the chart and work together to answer the questions.  


    Post-it® Super Sticky Notes stuck on to the questioning chart.


    Students asking questions plays an important role in inquiry based learning and most importantly meaningful learning. Thus, using the question chart and Post-it® Super Sticky Notes will allow students to ask different types of questions over and over again.  

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