Reflection: Intervention and Extension More Than Filling in the Bubble: Responding to Short Answer Questions - Section 2: Main Activity


Although, this lesson really just focuses on students writing a short answer, there are many skills that student need to have or should have before successfully do this. Therefore, you may need to work with small group of students that need that extra support. They need to know how to identify specifically what the question wants them to address. Usually a short answer question is more like a prompt and therefore has a lot of words that might distract a student from the real question. Also, they need to be able to have a big idea formed from the reading before returning to it for specific examples. When I work with students, I ask them to think of response that might asnwer the question before actually returning to the text. This helps them focus while they are looking for details rather than being overwhelmed by all the details the could use. Finally, they might need to identify by numbering the details in the text what they will write in their response. These are strategies that would help most students but especially students who are not reading at grade level or who are learning the language.

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More Than Filling in the Bubble: Responding to Short Answer Questions

Unit 8: Genre of Assessment
Lesson 4 of 10

Objective: SWBAT response to short answer questions in a reading assessment by using text based example.

Big Idea: Students practice how to refer to the text to use text-based details in responding to short answer questions.

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English / Language Arts, Reading, Writing, Comprehension (Reading), detail (Composition), assessment, 4th grade, question, Reading assessment, Fourth Grade, short answer, answer, rubric, narrative structure
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