2 - Question-Answer Relationships


Lesson 2:
Independent Practice on QAR




Step 1 Reread the following passage from Workshop 1.
Step 2 Make up three different questions – a Right There question, a Think and Search question and an Author and Me question.
Step 3 Post your three made-up questions on the 2.2 - QAR Discussion.
Step 4 Answer one other person’s questions.
Step 5 Be sure to respond to the person who answers your questions.


The Historical Barbecue


            During warm weather, a favourite American form of entertainment is the barbecue. Families light up the charcoal and cook chicken, hamburgers and hot dogs to eat in the open air.  Did you know that barbecues have been held for over four hundred years?


            The Carib Indians in the West Indies and in northern South America had wooden grills on which they broiled, smoked and dried meat and fish.  They called these grills barbacan.  The idea was introduced into the United States around 1700.

            A barbecue, originally, was simply the roasting or broiling of a large animal, such as a hog or an ox, over an open pit.  Later, it came to mean an open-air social or political gathering. George Washington often attended barbecues in Virginia.

            Perhaps the biggest barbecue on record was held in 1923, when John Calloway Walton gave a barbecue for 100,000 people, to celebrate his election as governor of Oklahoma.  A mile-long trench was dug to roast the beef, pork, mutton, buffalo, bear, reindeer, antelope, squirrel, opossum, coon, rabbit, chicken, goose and duck that was on the menu. In addition, a massive amount of bread and coffee was served.  The coffee was made in urns that held 10,000 gallons each.  All in all, it was quite a feast.






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