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Asking Questions Reading Strategy Intro Lesson for Smart Board

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RL.1.1, RL.2.1, RL.3.1
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Asking Questions Reading Strategy Introduction Lesson, Notebook File for the Smart Board
UPDATED 10-4-2013
This lesson begins with general information about the asking questions reading comprehension strategy. Some work pages based on BATS, THE PUMPKIN BOOK, and SPIDERS by Gail Gibbons (similar books may be used). One work page refers to an owl nonfiction book generically so that other owl nonfiction texts may be used. More slides refer to a few sentences in THE CITY OF EMBER by Jeanne DuPrau, and one sentence in THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX by Kate DiCamillo. The sentences selected stand on their own and do not require reading of the books to understand the general idea. Some students may have read the book or seen the movies, which will help the class understand the general ideas of the sentences. The settings of the dark worlds in both stories were selected as many questions could be asked to help reading comprehension. A good reader asks questions while reading. This Notebook File fades in on every black slide to enhance thinking about darkness. It is intentionally dark to set the stage for asking questions.
The printable PDFs are at the paperclips on the second slide. After this anchor lesson, the open-ended work pages could be added to reading folders for future use. This lesson has a few student interactive slides, and is mostly a teacher-moderated discussion. The graphics on the slides should help promote student thinking.
PDF Table of Contents:

Pages 4-11 Introduction to asking questions while reading

Page 12-14 Bookmark options (color or black and white)

Page 15 Questioning owl poster for asking questions work page
Pages 16-–23 Student work pages and teacher answer keys,
other similar books could be used:
Page 16 asking questions using BATS by Gail Gibbons
Page 17 answer key
Page 18 asking questions using OWLS by Neal Niemuth
Page 19 answer key
Page 20 asking questions using SPIDERS by Gail Gibbons
Page 21 answer key
Page 22 asking questions using THE PUMPKIN BOOK by Gail Gibbons
Page 23 answer key

Pages 24 Questioning owl poster about self-evaluation
Page 25-26 Student and teacher rubrics

Page 27 Questioning owl poster for taking notes of questions
Pages 28-32 Student work pages for question note taking

Page 33 Questioning owl poster for asking questions
before, during, and after reading
Pages 34-37 Student work pages for asking questions before, during and after
reading, and sample page

Page 38 Questioning owl poster for text evidenced answers
Pages 39-44 Student work pages for citing text evidence and sample pages

Page 45 Questioning owl poster for using question and answer bookmarks
Pages 46–49 Several options for question/answer bookmarks, or work page

Page 50—55 Asking questions posters for teacher use with small or large groups

This lesson is one in a group of reading strategy Notebook Files for SMART Board lessons and PDFs at this link.

Graphics licensed through The Graphics Factory. Carolyn Wilhelm, NBCT
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Total Pages
38 slides, 55 page PDF
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Teaching Duration
Lifelong Tool

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Asking Questions Reading Strategy Intro Lesson for Smart Board
Asking Questions Reading Strategy Intro Lesson for Smart Board
Asking Questions Reading Strategy Intro Lesson for Smart Board
Asking Questions Reading Strategy Intro Lesson for Smart Board