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All About the 5 W's

Students will be able to answer questions to show understanding of important details in a text. This can be a stand-alone lesson or a support lesson to be used prior to the Who, When, What, Where, Why, and How? lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Who, When, What, Where, Why, and How? lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Who, When, What, Where, Why, and How? lesson plan.

Objectives

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  • Students will be able to answer who, when, where, how, why, and what questions to show understanding of key details in a text.
Language
  • I can show understanding of a text by answering who, when, what, where, why, and how questions with sentence frames.
  • I can use main ideas and important details to create a summary.

Introduction

(2 minutes)
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  • Explain to students that today we will be learning how to express the most improtant parts of a story using who, when, what, where, why, and how questions. We will also learn some new vocabulary to ask and answer these questions.
  • Write who, when, what, where, why, and how on the board. Have students turn to partners to discuss each word to see if they can come up with a definition and an example for each.