Interview Questions 3. While you are reading, what do you plan to do?
4. What are more important the main idea or supporting details? How do you find it?
5. Do you think
questioning can help you improve your reading?
How do you use questioning strategy?
Less Proficient Students S1: Find main idea, ask the questions on main idea, clarify
some key words and analyze the content. S2: Ask questions, find main idea and analyze the content. S3: Read for the main idea
S4: Read roughly one time. Reread and underline the important details. Circle the unknown words or the sentences which I do not understand. S5: Find main idea.
Proficient Students S1: First skim, find the unknown words, then find more details.
S2: Find main idea.
S3: Find main idea and the relation in the content. S4: Ask questions about the content of text and clarify unknown words.
S5: Find main idea.
Conclusion: Find main idea by asking questions on main idea, clarifying the unknown words, and analyze the content. Moreover some students read roughly one time. Then, reread the text, underline the important details, and circle the unknown words.
S1: Main idea by reading roughly first then reread to find main idea.
S1: Main idea. Scanning the text for important details.
S2: Main idea by reading roughly to find the theme of the text. S3: Main idea, it may be in the beginning, in the middle or at the end of the paragraph. S4: Main idea by read and reread then I can comprehend the text. S5: Main idea and ignore the unimportant details.
S2: Main idea. Notice from the content which the writer talks many times. S3 : Main idea. Find what the writer mainly talks about the topic. S4: Main idea. Read the whole passage to find out main idea.
S5: Main idea. Scanning the text to find the main idea.
Conclusion: Main idea is the goal of reading. To find main idea, students first scan the text to see the whole picture and reread it again to find out main idea and more details.
S1: Yes, Asking question is
useful for understanding the next content in the paragraph
S1: Yes. The questions should relate to the content and lead readers to analyze.
S2: Yes, It help me understand the content and unknown words
S3: Yes. It helps me revise and understand the content of the text.
S2: Yes. It helps us see different aspect of the text. The questions can also be asked for the content that I do not understand. S3: Yes. The questions should focus on questions such as what, when, who where, and why.