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Asking and Answering Questions While Reading

Maximize your students' engagement when reading by teaching them how to ask and answer questions along the way. Use this as a stand alone lesson or as a pre-lesson for the *Asking and Answering Questions* lesson.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Asking and Answering Questions lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to ask and answer questions in order to understand the problems and solution of a basic text.

Language

Students will be able to ask questions about a text with question words using sentence stems.

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  • Write the word question on the board and have students talk to a shoulder partner about what they think it means. Collect student answers, and confirm and correct as needed.
  • Explain that we ask questions for several reasons. Prompt learners to come up with different types of questions they ask in their everyday lives. Encourage them to reflect on the type of information they hope to gain prior to writing each question.
  • Share that most questions start with the same six words: who, what, when, where, why, and how.
  • Go over the objectives of the lesson with the group and explain that they will be asking and answering questions about a text. This lesson will focus on how to use question forms to write questions.