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Text Dependent Questions for Independent Reading
Text Dependent Questions for Independent Reading
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Text Dependent Questions for Independent Reading
Text dependent questions are reading comprehension questions that can only be answered by referring to the text. Students have to read the text closely and use inferential thinking to determine the answer. Use this list of text dependent questions for you
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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The Crab that Played with the Sea
The Crab that Played with the Sea
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The Crab that Played with the Sea
Introduce your little reader to some classic childhood literature, with Rudyard Kipling's charming story "The Crab That Played with the Sea."
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading Between the Lines
Reading Between the Lines
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Reading Between the Lines
Students will make inferences about the various scenes included in this reading exercise.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading for Comprehension: Drawing Conclusions
Reading for Comprehension: Drawing Conclusions
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Reading for Comprehension: Drawing Conclusions
Use this worksheet to help students draw conclusions using text information.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Making Inferences in a Fictional Text
Making Inferences in a Fictional Text
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Making Inferences in a Fictional Text
This reading activity gives kids practice supporting inferences with evidence.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading Comprehension: Peter Pan
Reading Comprehension: Peter Pan
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Reading Comprehension: Peter Pan
In this reading exercise, students answer literal and interpretive questions about a classic text.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading Comprehension: The Kitten
Reading Comprehension: The Kitten
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Reading Comprehension: The Kitten
Here's a worksheet that's great for improving reading comprehension skills. Kids read a simple story about a girl and her kitten then answer the question below.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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The Elephant's Child: Reading Comprehension
The Elephant's Child: Reading Comprehension
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The Elephant's Child: Reading Comprehension
Enjoy Rudyard Kipling's delightful story, "The Elephant's Child", complete with a word search and reading comprehension questions about the story!
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Examine the Song “My Country ‘Tis of Thee”
Examine the Song “My Country ‘Tis of Thee”
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Examine the Song “My Country ‘Tis of Thee”
Use this worksheet to help your students understand patriotic songs, like an older national anthem.
4th grade
Social studies
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Determining a Character's Motivation
Determining a Character's Motivation
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Determining a Character's Motivation
Students will use a word bank and sentence frames to think about what motivates people.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading Comprehension: Peter Pan
Reading Comprehension: Peter Pan
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Reading Comprehension: Peter Pan
Familiarize your child with Peter Pan, one of the most enduring character of children's literature, with this reading comprehension worksheet.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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Reading Comprehension: Stuffed Elephant
Reading Comprehension: Stuffed Elephant
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Reading Comprehension: Stuffed Elephant
Improve your child's reading comprehension, and introduce her to a classic children's story, with this worksheet on The Story of a Stuffed Elephant.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Inferences & Evidence
Inferences & Evidence
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Inferences & Evidence
Students can use this graphic organizer to make inferences as they read fiction or nonfiction texts.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Making Inferences: Where Are They?
Making Inferences: Where Are They?
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Making Inferences: Where Are They?
This reading resource gives your students practice using text clues and background knowledge to make inferences about characters.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Tracking Character Traits
Tracking Character Traits
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Tracking Character Traits
With this reading exercise, students will identify a character’s traits and provide evidence from the text.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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“I Have a Dream" Speech and "My Country ‘Tis of Thee" Song
“I Have a Dream" Speech and "My Country ‘Tis of Thee" Song
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“I Have a Dream" Speech and "My Country ‘Tis of Thee" Song
Children are introduced to two beautiful examples of the power of words in this “I Have a Dream" Speech and "My Country ‘Tis of Thee" Song worksheet.
4th grade
Social studies
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Make Your Own Inferences 2
Make Your Own Inferences 2
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Make Your Own Inferences 2
A key component of reading comprehension is being able to draw conclusions—or make inferences—about what we read. Use this resource to give your students extra practice making their own inferences based on simple sentences.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Make Your Own Inferences
Make Your Own Inferences
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Make Your Own Inferences
Making inferences is a critical skill for young readers to master, as it helps them look beyond the words on the page to figure out the author's message. Use these simple sentences to get your students started in making their own inferences!
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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More Reading Between the Lines
More Reading Between the Lines
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More Reading Between the Lines
Your students will need to read between the lines as they make inferences about the various scenes included in this reading exercise.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Inference Task Cards
Inference Task Cards
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Inference Task Cards
Use these task cards with your students to practice reading short passages and making inferences about character, setting, and plot.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Making Inferences to Interpret Fiction
Making Inferences to Interpret Fiction
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Making Inferences to Interpret Fiction
Students will make inferences, compare texts, and identify figurative language as they interpret reading passages.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Can You Make an Inference?
Can You Make an Inference?
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Can You Make an Inference?
Use this resource to practice using context clues and background knowledge to make inferences about short reading passages.
3rd grade
Reading & Writing
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Picture This Inference
Picture This Inference
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Picture This Inference
This fun resource will strengthen students’ emotional intelligence as they use images to make inferences, a skill which contributes to improved reading comprehension.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
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Making Inferences with Pictures
Making Inferences with Pictures
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Making Inferences with Pictures
Children use their logic skills to look at the images and decide which of two statements describes each one best in this second grade literacy worksheet.
2nd grade
Reading & Writing
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Rochelle's Birthday Surprise
Rochelle's Birthday Surprise
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Rochelle's Birthday Surprise
Little brothers and sisters can be annoying sometimes, but that's never an excuse to waste a perfectly good cupcake.
4th grade
Reading & Writing
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