This is a scaffolded reading activity that makes perfect centers for Grades K-2 as well as being a highly effective lesson plan for teacher observations.
This is also a great lesson plan modification for ELL and ESE students who need visuals to understand the skill.
After the whole group lesson each of the five center activities builds upon the previous one and develops the skill of asking and answering questions with help about key details in the text.
The skill developed is on grade level for Kindergarten and very effective for 1st and 2nd-grade students operating below grade level.
The five centers are:
1. Color the Words and Pictures
2. Play a Matching Game
3. Ask and Answer Close Activity ~ Level 1
4. Ask and Answer Close Activity ~ Level 2
5. Ask and Answer Close Activity ~ Level 3
The purpose of this activity is to engage students in Kindergarten operating on grade level, and 1st and 2nd grade students operating below grade level, ESE students with learning difficulties, and ELL students who need pictures to understand the text.
After doing this activity students will be able to:
With help, match words with pictures that ask and answer questions about key details in the story, “DEX ~ The Heart of a Hero”
With help, ask and answer questions about the story, “DEX ~ The Heart of a Hero” using a close reading activity.
Time Required: One to five class periods and/or center exposures, depending on the needs of your students to develop their ability to ask and answer questions about key details in a text and be better prepared for the test on “DEX ~ The Heart of a Hero”
Recommended Grade Range: K-2
Subject Area: English Language Arts
Strand: Reading Standards for Literature
Cluster: Key Ideas and Details
Skill Level K: With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Skill Level 1: Ask and answer questions about key details in a text independently.
Skill Level 2: Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text.