Asking questions during reading
ELACC2RL1: Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.
What do we know about questioning?
About 1 hour
chart paper, marker, sentence frames chart, center activities
Overview or notes pertaining to lesson:
Students will use sentence frames and questions to develop deeper understandings of the books being read.
Students bring journals to the floor. We have been practicing asking questions before, during, and after reading and using our mental images. Start a new anchor chart: “Thinking About Questioning”. Put the first question on it: What do we know about questioning? Turn and talk, share and add to anchor chart: We can ask many different questions—who, what, when, where, why, how. Add second question to chart: How does asking questions help us read? Turn and talk, share ideas: understand the text, make connections, etc. Today while you are reading, I want you to continue to ask questions, but I want to you to try to use these sentence frames (displayed on chart): When I read the part about _______, it made me wonder_______. My mental image from this part______ made me wonder about/if/how… This part reminded me of a time when ___________ so I wondered___________. Model this with a book you have read to the class.
Allow students to use a sentence frame to share something they wonder about the read-aloud book.
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). The rotations are as follows:
These are the activities being done at each rotation: buddy read: ask questions about the book using the sentence frames. Computer:our school uses reading eggs, so I would probably have students do reading eggs on the computer, library/silent read. Me: mini read comprehension: read questions to students. Skill practice: write sentences using the spelling words. Word Study: building sentences center.
Share some questions asked with sentence frames.