Lesson Plan

Asking Deeper Questions

Use this lesson to help your ELs ask different types of questions as they read. Students will analyze a story and ask questions based on the text. This lesson could be used on its own or used as support to the Red Light, Green Light lesson.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Red Light, Green Light Questions lesson plan.

Objectives

Academic

Students will be able to ask and differentiate between recall questions and inferential questions while they read.

Language

Students will be able to write questions about a fiction text, with the "five Ws and one H" interrogative words, using a graphic organizer.

Introduction

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  • Access student prior knowledge by asking the following question: What do you do when you don't understand something you read?
  • Have students turn to a partner to share their response. Call on a few students to repeat their answers to the whole group.
  • Engage students in a discussion and guide them to the idea that good readers frequently ask questions about a text to help them make sense of the story they are reading. Knowing how to ask good questions is an important skill when we are curious or confused about something we read. Creating questions also helps us discover deeper meanings to the story.