Need some ideas when it comes to asking your students questions or planning Close Reads? This product contains over 60 different comprehension question stems that can be used during reading time, science, or social studies. Depending on the purpose and text, you complete the question stems to ask your students questions that encourage higher order thinking skills. The stems will help you in creating Close Read questions for any text, whether it is literature or non-fiction.
***If you are purchasing to share with your grade level/school, please purchase multiple licenses***
This file includes information on how to use the question stems, helpful links, tips for recording student responses, and 2 sets of color coded (based on Common Core domains) question stems: one for Reading Literature and the other for Reading Informational. The question stems include the CCSS anchor standard number and the Bloom's Taxonomy level. There are over 60 different question stems included. These stems can be used for Close Reads.
Be sure to look at my other Close Read resources:
5th Grade Interactive Notebook for Close Reads of Informational Text
5th Grade Interactive Notebook for Close Reads of Literature
5th Grade Interactive Notebook for Close Reads Bundle
4th Grade Interactive Notebook for Close Reads of Informational Text
4th Grade Interactive Notebook for Close Reads of Literature
4th Grade Interactive Notebook for Close Reads Bundle
3rd Grade Interactive Notebook for Close Reads of Informational Text
3rd Grade Interactive Notebook for Close Reads of Literature
3rd Grade Interactive Notebook for Close Reads Bundle
2nd Grade Interactive Notebook for Close Reads of Informational Text
Interactive Notebook for Close Reads: Beginner's Kit
Be sure to follow our store because question stems may be added to this collection and we want to make sure you have the most current edition! Once you buy this item you can download updated files for free. As question stems are added, we will place them at the end of the document and let you know what page they begin on so you don't have to search through all the stems :)
***Added as of 11/17/13
-I added observation checklists for the anchor standards and grades K-5. There are 2 sets. One set has all the CCSS on one page for those teachers who want to hit each standard before repeating a standard. The other set is domain specific for those teachers who would like to focus on one domain at a time.
-Also I added black and white question stem cards. You can print these onto colored paper to get the color coded cards by domain. For example you can print all the Key Ideas & Details on pink paper, etc. if you don't want to use color ink.
***Added as of 9/5/14
-I added the Webb's Depth of Knowledge levels on the cards.
-I also updated the font to KG Lego House and changed the background of the cards to chevrons and glitter (color code is still the same).
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