Reflection: Checks for Understanding Asking and Answering Questions About Our Story - Section 2: Asking Questions and Making Prediction About the Story- Guided Practice


     If I look back over the last few years of my teaching, before I really started to get into the Common Core standards, it was common for me to ask my students questions about the story.  Since Common Core came along, I've been having my students actually ask questions, which is half of the RL1.1 standard.  Why is it important to have students ask questions.  I wanted to know this and how it would affect my teaching practice.  I found this great article that helped me understand what to look for as a teacher when students ask questions. 

     Having students ask questions, aids their comprehension.  As a teacher, I've found that I can also learn what comprehension skills they struggle with based on the kinds of questions they ask.  For example, if a student never asks questions about what kinds of words the author chooses, I might do a lit probing and ask questions of my own to determine if students just skip over unknown words, or if they employ strategies to help themselves try to realize what those unknown words are. Likewise, if they ask a question about what might happen next in the story that has nothing to do with what has previously happened, I know I have to go back and reteach that students how to make predictions based on what has previously happened it the text.  As a teacher, I've learned to listen carefully to what students are asking, so I can assess what they know, and inform what I need to teach next.

  Why Should We Ask Questions?
  Checks for Understanding: Why Should We Ask Questions?
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Asking and Answering Questions About Our Story

Unit 21: A First Grade Reading Comprehension Unit on "Owl Moon"
Lesson 1 of 6

Objective: SWBAT ask and answer questions about the text.

Big Idea: Today's lesson is all about asking and answering questions so we can strengthen comprehension.

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English / Language Arts, cause / effect context clue, Reading Comprehension, predicting, ask and answer questions, relationship, storytelling
  60 minutes
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