• Toolkit
     

    Cluster and Lesson Title

    Essential Questions

    First Grouping
    Cluster 1 - Monitor Comprehension
     
    Cluster 3 - Ask Questions
     
    Cluster 5 - Determine Importance
    Why read? What can I learn from print?

    What is it that readers do before, during, andafter reading to help them understand text?
    What do readers do when they areconfused?  What fix-up strategies canhelp?
    How do I monitor my understanding and interpretationof the text?
     
    Where can readers find answers to questionsraised during reading?
     
    What sources would be the most appropriate forthis type of text and topic?
    How do good readers evaluate ideas presented inthe text?
     
     
     Second Grouping
    Cluster 5 - Determine Importance
     
    Cluster 6 - Summarize and Synthesize

    How do good readers summarize during reading? What does it mean to summarize?

    What does it mean to summarize?

    How does summarizing after reading deepen understanding?
    Are there different ways to summarize?
    How do good readers combine information from the text with what they already know to develop new understandings?
     
     
    Third Grouping
    Cluster 2 - Activate and Connect
     
    Cluster 4 - Infer Meaning
     

    How does previewing help the reader better understand the text?

    How do we use text features specific to nonfiction text to comprehend essential information?
    What else does the reader know about this topic?  How can this knowledge be connect to new information in the text?
     
    Does the reader know something about this topic that is relevant and helps build understanding?
    How do good readers analyze the text and make inferences to help them understand the story?
     
    What details and clues does the author present to help the reader make inferences?
     
    What do readers do about unfamiliar vocabulary of the text?  What can readers do to help with those words?
     
    Fourth Grouping
    Cluster 4 - Infer Meaning
     

    What is the author saying and how do I know?

    How do I monitor my understanding and interpretation of the text?

    How do good readers analyze the text and make inferences to help them understand the story?