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Questioning the Author—

An R.R.J. Entry
This type of entry asks
questions that come up
during reading…
…BUT the entry ALSO
attempts to answer the
questions through text
evidence and predictions.
Read “One to Watch” by
Jennifer Dignan

pg. 14-15
October 5, 2009 Scope
I wonder what it’s like to receive so
much attention for a skill that you have at
such a young age. (question/wonder)
I wonder what it’s like to receive so
much attention for a skill that you have at
such a young age. (question/wonder) Bryce
Harper is only 16 years old and has already
been featured on the cover of Sports
Illustrated. (observation)
I wonder what it’s like to receive so
much attention for a skill that you have at
such a young age. (question/wonder) Bryce
Harper is only 16 years old and has already
been featured on the cover of Sports
Illustrated. (observation) He must have some
extraordinary skills as a baseball player to be
given so much attention. (prediction)
I also wonder how Bryce became so
skilled at baseball. Was he born with some
sort of baseball super skills?
(question/wonder)
I also wonder how Bryce became so
skilled at baseball. Was he born with some
sort of baseball super skills?
(question/wonder) As a three-year old he
played tee ball with seven-year olds, but I
still don’t know how his family knew he was so
good. (observation)
I also wonder how Bryce became so
skilled at baseball. Was he born with some
sort of baseball super skills?
(question/wonder) As a three-year old he
played tee ball with seven-year olds, but I
still don’t know how his family knew he was so
good. (observation) Perhaps his family was
interested in baseball and just instilled a love
of the game in him at a very early age.
(prediction)
I wonder what it’s like to receive so much attention for a skill that
you have at such a young age. (question/wonder) Bryce Harper is only 16
years old and has already been featured on the cover of Sports
Illustrated. (observation) He must have some extraordinary skills as a
baseball player to be given so much attention. (prediction) I also wonder
how Bryce became so skilled at baseball. Was he born with some sort of
baseball super skills? (question/wonder) As a three-year old he played
tee ball with seven-year olds, but I still don’t know how his family knew
he was so good. (observation) Perhaps his family was interested in
baseball and just instilled a love of the game in him at a very early age.
(prediction) To be continued…

Now it’s your turn. Finish reading the article and write a
three-sentence conclusion to my entry. Include a
question/wonder; an observation; and a prediction.
When Questioning
the Author…

• Question/Wonder

• Observe

• Predict