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Enhancing Student Comprehension Through Close Reading. Guiding Questions. What is Close Reading? What are Text-Dependent Questions? How can I use Close Reading & Text-Dependent Questions in my classroom? How are Close Reading & Text-Dependent Questions connected to the TEKS?.

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guiding questions
Guiding Questions
  • What is Close Reading?
  • What are Text-Dependent Questions?
  • How can I use Close Reading & Text-Dependent Questions in my classroom?
  • How are Close Reading & Text-Dependent Questions connected to the TEKS?
close reading in elementary schools
Close Reading in Elementary Schools
  • by Douglas Fischer & Nancy Frey
  • Read the article independently with a specific question in mind
  • Work with your group to answer the question using text evidence
text dependent questions
Text-Dependent Questions
  • What are Text-Dependent Questions?
  • How can Text-Dependent Questions be used with students?
  • What are the benefits of using Text-Dependent Questions?
instructional implications
Instructional Implications
  • Text-Dependent Questions can be developed directly from a TEK being taught
  • Students can respond to the Text-Dependent Questions in Reader’s Notebooks
  • Student responses can be assessed and recorded as grades
2 nd grade
2nd Grade
  • Students read the Time For Kids article Honeybeeswithout any background knowledge or class discussion.
  • While reading, students made “think mark” notes that would allow them to get a better understanding of the article.
  • Teacher re-read the article aloud and answered lingering questions to increase all students’ understanding.
  • The learning outcome of this close reading exercise was for the students to generate a summary of the information read.
  • Students then compiled their notes from the article and discussed information to draft their summary.
3 rd grade
3rd Grade
  • Students read the poem Saw My Teacher on Saturday without any background knowledge.
  • Students answered a text-dependent question using response notebooks:
    • What clues does the speaker give that lets the reader know that the speaker feels uncomfortable?
    • *Students highlighted text evidence and wrote responses in readers notebooks
  • Lastly, students completed the Close Reading Graphic Organizer.
guiding questions1
Guiding Questions
  • What is Close Reading?
  • What are Text-Dependent Questions?
  • How can I use Close Reading & Text-Dependent Questions in my classroom?
  • How are Close Reading & Text-Dependent Questions connected to the TEKS?
planning to apply
Planning to Apply
  • Which mini-lesson texts will you be using in coming lessons?
    • Develop a Close Reading plan to enhance student comprehension
  • Which TEKS will you be teaching & assessing in coming lessons?
      • Create some Text-Dependent Questions connected to TEKS that could used to assess student comprehension
sources
Sources
  • Close Reading In Elementary Schools

By: Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey

  • Pre-reading or Not? On the Premature Demise of Background Discussions

By: Timothy Shanahan

  • PPT can be located on:

Carrie Pierce’s website-Schluter Staff page