Three passages from The Wind in the Willows* (each adapted for advanced, average, and low readers) provide practice in answering questions. To fulfill Common Core State Standard RL.4.1, students construct thorough responses by locating evidence, writing a topic sentence that answers the question, adding detail sentences, and writing a conclusion.
• One poster with steps for constructing a response
• Three adaptations of “Rowing” (advanced, average, and low)
• Two question sheets for “Rowing” (explaining and inferring questions)
• Three adaptations of “The Rescue” (advanced, average, and low)
• Two question sheets for “The Rescue” (explaining and inferring questions)
• Three adaptations of “The Apology” (advanced, average, and low)
• Two question sheets for “The Apology” (explaining and inferring questions)
• Two rubrics (one requiring citing)
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This product is also available as a part of an entire unit, RL.4.1 Answering Questions Unit
, which 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 Unit
*RL.4.3 Describing a Character Unit
*RL.4.4 Words from Mythology Unit
*RL.4.5 Prose, Drama, and Poetry
*RL.4.6 Determining and Defending Point of View Unit
*RL.4.9 Comparing and Contrasting Folklore Unit
*Literature Assessments - Grade 4
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*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.
Common Core State Standard Reading: Literature 4.1 (CCSS RL.4.1)