• Reading

     
    Essential Questions Marking Period 1
     
    •    Shared Text and Read Aloud
    1. How do good readers analyze the text and make inferences to help them understand the story?
    2. What details and clues does the author present to help the reader make inferences?
    3. How does actively thinking about the author's ideas while reading help comprehension?
    4. How can readers use the character's insight into how characters might react and do next as the plot develops?
    5. Is the author sharing information with us through what the characters say, what they think, what actions they take, and how they interact with other characters?
    6. How do good readers evaluate good ideas presented in a text?
    • Lead 21
    1. How does previewing help the reader better understand the text?
    2. How do we use text features specific to nonfiction text to comprehend essential information?
    3. Does the reader know something about this topic that is relevant and helps build understanding?
    4. What does it mean to visualize when reading fiction?  Nonfiction?
    5. How does visualizing help comprehension?
    • Comprehension Toolkit
    1. How does previewing help the reader better understand the text?
    2. How do we use text features specific to nonfiction text to comprehend essential information?
    3. What else does the reader know about this topic? How can this knowledge be connected to new information in the text?
    4. Does the reader know something about this topic that is relevant and helps build understanding?
    5. How do good readers analyze the text and make inferences to help them understand the story?
    6. What details and clues does the author present to help the reader make inferences?
    7. What do readers do about unfamiliar vocabulary if it gets in the way of an understanding of the text? What can readers do to help with those words?