Storytelling and QAR Strategies
offers a clear, detailed explanation of this research-based, reading
comprehension framework, providing teachers, school librarians, and
storytellers with the tools they need to incorporate the deep learning of
QAR into storytelling events and classroom work. The authors furnish
traditional tales, fables, and myths related to the 12 pillars of character
education, underscoring the traits of caring, citizenship, fairness,
honesty, respect, and responsibility. Each story is supported by QAR
questions and includes activities for pre- and post-reading, as well as
complete documentation and source information.
Bundling together character education, storytelling, and QAR, the book puts
all of the necessary materials at the fingertips of teachers and librarians.
It is also a valuable tool for storytellers, with guidance on developing the
QAR strategies around a multitude of stories. Research proves that teaching
QAR strategies results in deepened student comprehension as well as higher
test scores. Thanks to this book, implementing the technique has never been
• Stories for grades 3-8, separated by grade level based on six of the
character traits commonly presented in schools.
• Questions for each QAR strategy for each story based on comprehension and
relation to character ed.
• Worksheets, organizers, and activities that bundles and solidifies the
story, the character trait and comprehension.
Hostmeyer, Breese, IL: a consultant for Educational Resources Group,
Inc., works internationally conducting professional development for
Marilyn Adele Kinsella, Fairview Heights, IL: a full-time,
professional storyteller who has told stories as a teacher and
children's librarian since 1981. Contact:
Phyllis and Marilyn present workshops on professional development, both
together and individually, to teachers, librarians, and storytellers. The
workshops above provide a complete list of workshop ideas, prices, and