Reflection: Developing a Conceptual Understanding Questions Help Us See How Characters Develop - Section 5: Students Take a Turn


My students had great ideas about questions to ask, although the evaluative questions were harder for them to write. As they worked, I prompted some students who were struggling to reread what they had written as they thought of other questions. This student had a good idea, but he needed prompting to use different questions and not reword a previous question. This is such great practice for the students - writing questions and using text to answer them.

Although this lesson is about a literature topic, we use this questioning strategy in all academic areas. If my students can become skilled at asking and answering questions with evidence, that will really help them comprehend both literature and informational text.

  Developing a Conceptual Understanding: Encourage students to reread to check questions
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Questions Help Us See How Characters Develop

Unit 9: Questioning - Get to the Heart of the Text!!
Lesson 6 of 15

Objective: SWBAT use questions to describe how the author developed the characters in a story to respond to challenges.

Big Idea: Ask some questions to see how the author develops the character.

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English / Language Arts, Special Education, Reading, character action, Listening and Speaking, 2nd Grade, character development, Robert Munsch, questioning, illustration, voice
  55 minutes
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