10-second review: Student-generated questions about the interpretation and appreciation of short stories were more effective than teacher-generated questions.
Title: “Self-questioning in the Literature Classroom: Effects on Students’ interpretation and appreciation of Short Stories.” T Janssen, M. Braaksma and M Couzijn. Educational Studies in Language and Literature. 2009.
Comment: My method for helping students generate questions when reading short stories is as follows:
They read one sentence per column or page. They tell what they have learned and suggest questions to which they want answers.
They read one paragraph per column or page, tell what they have learned and suggest questions to which they want answers.
Teacher records what they have learned and questions with key words.
They read to answer the questions. RayS.