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QAR-ISTEP Strategy

QAR=Question – Answer – Relationships

QAR

QAR Question Prompts for Resource– (Download and save!) qar question prompts

Here is another QAR detailed resource. (SAVE!)

Another good sentence starter resource! (SAVE!) QAR- Possible Question Starters

What Does This Look Like in Practice?
Good question. Just for practice and as an example, let’s apply it to the following passage of text. Following the passage are one example for each type of QAR.

      The sun was setting, and as the senator gazed out his office window, he could see the silhouettes of some of the unique buildings and monuments of Washington, D.C. Directly in front of him at the other end of the National Mall, the stark obelisk of the Washington Monument thrust dramatically skyward, its red warning lights blinking in the approaching dusk. Although he couldn't quite see it, he knew that beyond the Washington Monument and the reflecting pool just past it, a huge statue of Abraham Lincoln sat thoughtfully in the Lincoln Memorial.      The senator was worried. A bill was before the Congress, called Safe Surfing for Safer Schools, that would deny federal education dollars to states that didn’t have laws against internet pornography on their books. He was concerned about kids having access to dirty pictures, and even more concerned about internet predators having access to kids. But he also believed strongly in the right of people to freely access information, even if it meant sometimes children might be exposed to adult materials. And it seemed dangerous to take money away from schools, where the need was desperate, if state legislatures balked at this federal pressure on them.      His constituents had let him know in no uncertain terms that they supported strict standards of decency on the internet. He knew if he didn’t support the bill, his next election opponent would paint him as pro-pornography, and anti-child. But he didn’t want anything to get in the way of providing monetary support to schools through federal grants.      The unique spires of the original Smithsonian Institution were getting harder to see, but there was still a faint gleam on the green dome of the Museum of Natural History. What was the right thing to do?
Right There What legislation is the senator worried about?
Think and Search What arguments is he having to weigh in his mind?
Author and You How would you advise the Senator, and why would you advise him so?
On My Own What’s a tough decision you’ve had to make?
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