Asking Questions Reading Comprehension Strategy Lesson - Digital EASEL by TpT

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5th - 10th
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Asking Questions Reading Comprehension Strategy:

  • Slideshow Lesson,

  • Video (for distance learning or review),

  • Before / During / After Reading Handout that works with any text,

  • Metacognition / Review Questions,

  • Rubric, and

  • Digital Learning format (Easel by TpT).


  • This product contains an EASEL by TpT digital learning resource.

  • To make life easier, I've also included all of the PDF, Word / Powerpoint, Google Docs / Slides files from the original resource in this one as well.

  • This resource is on SALE for a limited time (as I convert my resources to this digital download format.)

  • What's new and improved? This product includes a digital learning version - Easel by TpT. (It's also more straightforward to use.)

This product includes:

  • PDF handouts.

  • Google Docs™ / Microsoft Word™ versions of the handouts to edit.

  • Google Slides™ / Microsoft Powerpoint™ versions of the slideshow lesson.

  • Easel by TpT digital version.

This product is SIMPLE AND STRAIGHTFORWARD to use!

  • Look at the preview PDF to see exactly what you get.

When you download this product, find the PDF file called "START HERE"

  • Actually, the full name is "Asking Questions - START HERE v2022-04-21.pdf"

  • I'm updating all of my products to use this single PDF format.

The Single PDF File "START HERE" has everything you need to teach right away.

  • STEP 1: Click the link to the slideshow lesson.

  • STEP 2: Print the PDF. (It has all of the handouts and the lesson plan.)

  • STEP 3: Teach.

This product is ready for DIGITAL LEARNING (Easel by TpT.)

  • The link to the Easel by TpT version will appear on the right of the page once you buy this product. (The link is also available in the Single PDF File "START HERE.")

  • Delete the pages you don't need.

  • Assign the Easel by TpT resource to your students.

  • Students can use any device to type answers on the handout. (The text boxes automagically expand if you need more room. But, they also hide long answers so the page formatting does not get messed up!)

  • The Before / During / After Reading Handout has a "STOP and CHECK" checklist. Students click and drag the checkmarks onto the checklist as they complete each item.


Use this video and slideshow lesson to help students engage more deeply when they are doing active reading.

Students can use the independent work package handouts to demonstrate their thinking as they read.

The slideshow lesson is comprehensive, easy to use, and includes everything you need whether you are:

  • DISTANCE LEARNING in Google Classroom / Microsoft Teams / LMS

  • or TEACHING IN PERSON in your classroom

  • or doing a hybrid model with technology.

In this package, you get...

✅ the slideshow lesson to walk your students through

  • 4 tips to use the Asking Questions strategy effectively

  • an example of how to use this strategy

  • how this strategy connects with active reading and 21st-century learning skills.

a generic asking question handout package 

  • that can be used with any text.

  • helps students ask questions before, during, and after reading. 

a metacognition handout with reflection questions

  • to help students reflect on this strategy

  • to encourage a growth mindset while reading

a rubric to assess or evaluate

  • ideas generated during reading, as well as

  • ideas generated during the metacognition reflection.


IMPORTANT NOTE: This product DOES NOT include a text for students to read! The package only includes the Asking Questions strategy slideshow lesson and handouts.

This resource is intended for teachers to use with a novel or text that they are studying in class. 

Reading comprehension strategies like asking questions help students engage with the text and gain a deeper understanding than just passively reading. 

If you want this product with reading texts, please check out our Asking Questions bundle.

Asking Questions Reading Comprehension Bundle

OTHER Reading Comprehension Strategies: 

SAVE TIME and MONEY by getting the Reading Comprehension Strategies MEGA Bundle

The preview file shows you exactly what you get in this product.


  • Step 1: Create an assignment in your Google Classroom (or LMS)

  • Step 2: Explain what students will read - a novel or textbook that you are using in class or one of the Educircles 21st Century Articles (not included.)

  • Step 3: Attach a link to the YouTube video or Attach the Google Slides or Microsoft Powerpoint lesson. (The links to the slideshow are included in the Single PDF file "START HERE")

  • Step 4: Attach the link to the Easel by TpT file. Read this TpT Help Page for more info.

NO PREP VERSION for IN-PERSON learning in your classroom

  • Step 2: Print the PDF handouts.
    (All of the handouts are in the Single PDF file "START HERE")

  • Step 3: Use the independent work handouts with a novel or textbook that you are using in class or one of the Educircles 21st Century Articles (not included.)

EDIT and MODIFY the files for IN-PERSON learning in your classroom

  • Step 1: Update the Google Slides / Powerpoint or Google Docs / Word files to fit your class needs. (Links to the files are in the Single PDF file "START HERE")

  • Step 2: Teach the slideshow lesson to your class. Get students to participate and give answers during the lesson.

  • Step 3: Use the independent work handouts with a novel or textbook that you are using in class or one of the Educircles 21st Century Articles (not included.)

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask below in the Question & Answer section or email me at


Single PDF File Update - Apr 21, 2022

  • If you purchased the original Google Drive product, you will always have access to the archived Google Drive files. Please read this or email

This product now has a Single PDF to print (with a File Table of Contents and all handouts.)

I also added a digital learning version (Easel by TpT

NO MAJOR CHANGES made to content (slideshow, lesson plan, or handouts.) I fixed a sentence in Asking Questions v1.6 - 4b Metacognition

If you have any questions, please email

Total Pages
24 slides, 7 handout pages
Answer Key
Rubric only
Teaching Duration
1 hour
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.
Determine the meaning of general academic and domain-specific words and phrases in a text relevant to a grade 5 topic or subject area.
Cite textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative, connotative, and technical meanings.
Cite several pieces of textual evidence to support analysis of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.


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