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 adaptation of an excerpt from The Wind in the Willows, a classic children’s novel now in the public domain, demonstrates how to answer explaining and inferring questions.
To fulfill Common Core State Standard RL.4.1, students learn to write a constructed response.
Before the presentation, students read “Spring,” a brief excerpt from The Wind in the Willows. To address the needs of all readers in your class, three adaptations are included: advanced, average, and low.
The presentation models the construction of responses for an explaining question and an inferring question. Students learn to identify evidence, write a topic sentence that answers the question, add detail sentences, cite, and write a conclusion.
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This product is also available as a part of an entire unit, RL.4.1 Answering Questions Lesson Plans
, which also includes lesson plans, a practice pack (with three additional activities), and an assessment.
Complete units addressing additional CCSS Reading: Literature standards are available in my store:
*RL.4.2 Finding a Theme Lesson Plans
*RL.4.3 Describing a Character Lesson Plans
*RL.4.4 Words from Mythology Lesson Plans
*RL.4.5 Prose, Drama, and Poetry
*RL.4.6 Determining and Defending Point of View Lesson Plans
*RL.4.9 Comparing and Contrasting Folklore Lesson Plans
*Literature Assessments - Grade 4
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Common Core State Standard Reading: Literature 4.1 (CCSS RL.4.1)