Six engaging reading passages and twelve question sheets provide plenty of practice in constructing responses. Students must find evidence in text, write a topic sentence, support with detail sentences, cite, and conclude. Each question sheet features a checklist to support students who are just learning this skill.
The reading passages, sequenced to provide an ongoing story, were adapted from Chapter 1 of The Wind in the Willows*
. Related question sheets ask students to answer an explaining question and an inferring question.
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 this set, complete lesson plans, and a PowerPoint presentation for direct instruction.
Texts have been written at three reading levels: advanced, average, and low. This content differentiation allows you to reach all students in your class with one lesson.
• Notes for the teacher
• Poster with steps for answering questions
• Six excerpts from The Wind in the Willows
, each differentiated at three reading levels
• Six sets of question sheets corresponding to excerpts for guided practice, independent practice, and assessment
• Two rubrics (one with citation, one without) in two versions each (with and without Common Core State Standard RL.4.1 listed)
• Generic question sheet and rubrics to use with any story
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Fourth Grade Literature Units
This unit is now available as part of my Fourth Grade Reading Curriculum - Literature Skills Bundle
. You can purchase eight complete standards-based units (including lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations, practice, and assessments) plus three comprehensive assessments for a discounted price - - - or pick and choose from the list below:
• Answering Questions Unit
• Finding a Theme Unit
• Summarizing Unit
• Describing a Character Unit
• Words from Mythology Unit
• Prose, Drama, and Poetry Unit
• Determining and Defending Point of View Unit
• Comparing and Contrasting Folklore Unit
• Literature Assessments - Grade 4
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Common Core State Standard Reading: Literature 4.1 (CCSS RL.4.1)
Indiana ELA Standard for Literature 4.RL.2.1
*The Wind in the Willows, written by Kenneth Grahame and illustrated by Paul Bransom, was published by Charles Scribner’s Sons in 1913 and is now in the public domain.
I'm committed to continual improvement. This product was updated and enhanced on June 14, 2017.