Modeling is one of the most powerful tools a teacher can use to guide her students in answering questions. This PowerPoint presentation, based on an excerpt from The Wind in the Willows
*, demonstrates how to construct thorough responses to explaining and inferring questions. Students learn to identify evidence, write a topic sentence that answers the question, add detail sentences, cite, and write a conclusion. It's the perfect introduction for fourth grade students.
Created by master teacher Brenda Kovich
, these activities are classroom-tested and kid-approved. It is also a part of the Fourth Grade Answering Questions Unit
, which includes lesson plans, this Answering Questions Power Point presentation, five additional excerpts for practice, and an assessment.
• 32-slide PowerPoint presentation
• “Spring,” an excerpt from The Wind in the Willows
, differentiated for high, average, and low readers
• 2 answer sheets with featured questions, lines for writing along with presentation, and checklists for constructing responses
Click on the PREVIEW button above to see samples of the lesson.
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*The Wind in the Willows
, by Kenneth Grahame, was published in 1908. It is now in the public domain.
Common Core State Standard Reading: Literature 4.1 (CCSS RL.4.1)
I'm committed to continual improvement. This product was updated and enhanced on June 14, 2017.