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Information Questions Review Sheet
Using open-ended prompts, learners design questions that they then can ask classmates or their teacher. This activity is designed as an ESL activity for adults, but could be used in the lower grades as a 10 question review.
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Maniac Magee: Discussion Questions
Why did they say that? What did they mean? How did they feel? Using the six levels of Bloom's Taxonomy, challenge your young readers to answer the comprehension questions about chapters 41 and 42 of Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli. Each...
4th - 6th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Grades 9-10 Writing Module, Unit 2: Informative Writing
What were the effects of the Great Depression on the people who lived through it? As the culmination of an informative writing unit that introduces writers to the "skills, practices, and routines" of informative essays, individuals...
9th - 10th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Outline Workshop: Responding to Friendly and Skeptical Questions
Answering questions is the best way to hone and revise your argument. Foster receptive writers with a workshop activity that promotes peer editing and argumentative writing skills. Given lists of both friendly and skeptical questions,...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Comprehension and Inference Question Creator
Encourage learners to ask questions about what they read with a worksheet about comprehension and inference questions. The resource provides directions and examples that guide kids through crafting their own questions.
5th - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Regarding the Fountain: Questioning Strategy—Cubing
Look deeper into the text with a reading strategy based on asking critical thinking questions. While reading Reading the Fountain by Kate Klise, learners think of questions that help them describe, compare, associate, analyze, apply, and...
3rd - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Plan a Written Response to an Informative Question by Rereading the Text
The first of five videos on writing informative essays delves into creating a plan to approach the task. With a breakdown of the types of questions to ask when completing a close reading, including how to look for important key words,...
5 mins 4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Class Collection of Book Reviews
Use Google Docs to create an online class collection of reviews of independent reading books. Throughout the year, learners post reviews for at least two of the novels they read and class members respond to the reviews, providing input...
7th - 12th English Language Arts
How can word choice affect a political speech? Middle and high schoolers examine the text of the 1999 State of the Union Address, and then determine how newspaper articles and television reports describe and analyze the event. Use this...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable