Sunday, October 21, 2012

Halloween Reading - Freebie!

Pull out your Halloween and Fall books and pair students up. Give them this recording sheet to guide their discussion. One student writes a question in a box. The other partner writes the answer in a complete sentence. They swap roles for the next box. You can also require them to write the page numbers from the text where they find the answer. I usually add this step when my students are just learning to refer to the text for their answers. It adds a little accountability.

This helps address the following Common Core standards:
RL 2.1  Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.

RL 3.1  Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.

Just click on the pic above to get the recording sheet.

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  2. I love your materials, and I can't wait to try them with my kiddos. Thank you for sharing your clever ideas!