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Summary: A collection of 'hidden' question stems designed to enable students and teachers to produce a wide variety of comprehension questions. Ideal for guided reading, comprehension guides, question generation, question modelling etc

 

'Hidden' Comprehension Question Stems

Inferring Word Meaning From Context Clues

'Hidden Questions' are those where you can answer by using clues in the text combined with knowledge you already have.

How to use this guide:

- when running a Guided Reading Session have these question stems next to you and formulate appropriate questions as you see a context

- hand these question stems to your group and ask them to generate questions for the other group members

- have other groups answer the questions.

Working Out Word Meaning from Clues in Text

- Have a guess at the meaning of '.....word.....' Use the clues given in the text before this word & in the next one or two sentences.

- I wonder what this word could mean? (Take an 'educated guess')
What clues from the text support this inference?

- We can assume '.....word.....' means (insert meaning) because …

- We can conclude '.....word.....' means (insert meaning) because of what clues from the text?

- How do you know '…word…' means (insert meaning)?

- In this sentence the word (insert word) most likely means...
a)
b)
c)
because...

- What could the word (insert word) mean given (action) & (action) have happened.

- Show me the part of the text that leads us to infer this word means (insert meaning).

- What clues in the text lead you to make this inference?

- (Insert word) has three meanings in the dictionary. Which is the most appropriate meaning here?

- From the 'contextual clues' (hints in the text) what could (insert word) mean?

Huge Hint!!! Read past the word to get more clues!!!

- What clues point you to a possible meaning for this word?

- I feel there isn't enough information here to predict the meaning of this word. Would you agree? What is our next course of action?

- Is it crucial that we understand the meaning of this word? Why?

- Will I lose a significant amount of meaning from the text if I don't know this word?

- Substitute a similar word & see if the sentence makes sense i.e. use a synonym for the unknown word.

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