Asking questions before, during, and after reading
ELACC2RL1: Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
How do readers ask questions?
About 1 hour, 3 days
My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother, chart paper, student notebooks, marker
Overview or notes pertaining to lesson:
Students will use a graphic organizer to ask questions before, during, and after reading.
Day 1: Yesterday we learned about different types of questions that readers ask. Often, readers will ask questions about their books before reading, during reading, and after reading. Today we are going to focus on asking questions before reading. Model asking questions before reading with the book, My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother by Patricia Polacco.add to shelf Make an H-chart of “Asking Questions in Reading” Before, During, After. Write your questions in the before column. Try to make them specific to your book, so students can’t just copy all of your questions when they do this with their books. Day 2: Today we will ask questions during reading. When you are reading, think about what is happening and try to make connections to things you know. For example, you might know about having a brother, or cooking with grandma. Add questions to the H-chart from yesterday under the “During” column. You might say, I know all about having an older brother. I wonder, “Is her brother going to pick on her? I wonder if Tricia and Richie will fight?” My grandma’s cooking always turned out perfect and tasted great. We even tasted the batter before baking it! I wonder, “Will they taste the batter? Will they eat the cake when it’s still warm? I wonder what the cake is for?” After reading, finish the H-chart by asking questions for the “After” column. Ex: Will Richie be nicer to his sister now? Will Tricia stop competing with her brother now?
On day 2 allow students to think about a book they are reading and begin to write some questions they have during reading. Share a few examples and discuss.
After mini lesson start reading groups. I use colors for reading groups so my groups are Green (G), Blue (B), Violet (V), Red (R), Orange (O), Yellow (Y). My rotations for these two days are as follows:
These are the activities that go along with each rotation: buddy read: ask questions before reading with partner, write in before column of H-chart, the next day write during question in H-chart. Computer: our school uses reading eggs, so I would probably have students do reading eggs on the computer. smartboard: short vowel word sort-after write in nb and draw pic of the words. Me: give new leveled text, preview book and vocab, practice asking questions before reading -write questions in before column of H-chart, the next day write questions in during.
Day 1: Share some questions asked before reading books today. Day 2: Share questions asked during and after reading.