Plan & Ask Text-Dependent Questions

Plan & Ask Text-Dependent Questions

Plan & Ask Text-Dependent Questions Mar 1, 2019 | [Reading] To teach the K-12 college and career-ready standards in reading comprehension, teachers must be asking text-dependent questions. The characteristics of such a question include: The answer is implied...
Remain Neutral When Asking How do you know?

Remain Neutral When Asking How do you know?

Remain Neutral When Asking How do you know? Apr 12, 2016 | [Reading] The teacher has a couple jobs during text-based conversations, two of which are probing for evidence and staying neutral. Regarding the first “job,” teachers can no longer be satisfied...
Define Evidence Versus Just a Detail

Define Evidence Versus Just a Detail

Define Evidence Versus Just a Detail Mar 17, 2016 | [Reading] When asked to cite evidence for their thinking, many students simply pluck out miscellaneous words and phrases from the text thinking they are citing evidence. However, often these details are just...
Facilitate a Questioning Spirit

Facilitate a Questioning Spirit

Strong readers ask questions while reading. If your students aren’t engaged and wondering about their reading, then they aren’t thinking or comprehending the information. Questions lead to answers and overall understanding of the text. To cultivate a...