Reflection: Checks for Understanding What Are You Asking About Informational Text? - Section 4: Students Take a Turn


It's critical to walk around as students work and let them justify their choices. When they explain why they choose to put a question in one place or another or what they think the answer is, you have a formative assessment. This student explaining his choices could tell why he made a choice, although he needed prompting. I expounded upon those ideas in a later discussion, going beyond the explanation for answering inferential questions by "thinking about it" to answer inferential questions with your background knowledge and what you have learned from the text.

  Checks for Understanding: Let them tell you WHY.....
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What Are You Asking About Informational Text?

Unit 9: Questioning - Get to the Heart of the Text!!
Lesson 5 of 15

Objective: SWBAT ask and answer literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about informational text by using text features and illustrations.

Big Idea: How do you ask and answer the questions - with text, inferences or by evaluating?

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English / Language Arts, Special Education, Social Studies, Reading, Listening and Speaking, 2nd Grade, literal questions, evaluative questions, American History, inferential questions, questioning strategy, illustration
  55 minutes
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