Reflection: Discourse and Questioning Ask Some Questions & Use Those Helpful Text Features! - Section 4: Students Take A Turn


There was a great learning opportunity for students in this lesson to learn if the answers to their questions can be verified.  It was a 'teachable moment' to ask students what questions they could ask that had text evidence. We talk about whether the evidence is there.

It was also an opportunity to reflect on questions for which the evidence is not in the text. The Common Core standards emphasize that students answer questions using text evidence. Its a shift toward close reading - asking students to find verifiable answers to questions.  (RI.2.1)

  Discourse and Questioning: Is the evidence there?
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Ask Some Questions & Use Those Helpful Text Features!

Unit 12: Informational Text - Use Story Elements To Help Us Comprehend
Lesson 5 of 7

Objective: SWBAT ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of key details by using text features to find information.

Big Idea: Ask some great questions and find the answers with informational text features!

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English / Language Arts, Reading, biography (Nonfiction Lit), Native American literature, 2nd Grade, informational text, text features, questioning strategy, graph, charts, maps, illustration, caption, photograph
  65 minutes
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