This set of terrific questions for any text is a great resource to have at your fingertips when reading any book or passage. This set of questions include 20+ basic questions. These questions are applicable over many genres. Students can answer these questions orally or write out their responses on the paper provided.
A Simple Approach to Comprehension
I designed these questions so that one question is on each slide. Many times one question is enough for students to think upon, especially, when writing a response to the question. After reading a certain book or text, just choose a question that fits the text and discuss various answers together. Ask students for proof to their responses. This way, when students step off to independently write their response they have an idea what the expectations are. Also, taking this approach connects the text and the question in the student’s mind. The student then feels confident to complete the writing portion of the assignment.
Student responses to questions give great feedback to a student’s writing skills. Various responses to the question from students provide insight into their writing strengths and weaknesses. Grammar, semantics, and syntax strengths/weaknesses surface. It’s evident if the student has the ability to transfer their thoughts they have spoken onto paper. Some students can orally answer, but have a real struggle to translate their thoughts onto paper by writing. Then specific strengths appear to be complemented and helpful goals can be implement to guide instruction and address writing weakness. This is perfect teacher data to use in student writing conference, guide us in lesson planning, and writing progress notes.
A Range of Terrific Questions
These terrific questions range from simple to more difficult questions. For example, begin with a student answering a simple question: Tell the beginning, middle, and end of the text. This way you can see if a student has the ability to demonstrate a concrete idea, or just retell a short summary. On the other hand if a more difficult question is asked such as give two supporting details to the main idea and give proof, then deeper level thinking such as inferring is needed. Abstract thinking is required before responding. Finding proof puts the student to digging into the text.
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