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Asking Questions While We Read with "The Man Who Walked Between the Towers"

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Use the wonderful narrative non fiction "The Man Who Walked Between the Towers" to help readers learn to ask questions before, during and after reading.
Students have described Philippe Petit from the story "The Man Who Walked Between the Towers" as a dare devil and a risk taker. He is perfect for inspiring readers to ask questions as they read.
Use the anchor charts in the plan to support students as they generate questions and to keep track of the questions they pose. To deepen understanding, use the T- chart to note when questions are answered in the text and to recognize that not all of our questions are answered in stories we read.
Step by step procedures in this plan will help you teach and model how to ask questions as you read and look for answers to those questions. The lesson procedures also support your teaching as you move to guided practice.
An added bonus to asking questions in this lesson is the inclusion of how readers can think about questions they might ask a character or person in a story while they read. This will help students connect to characters or people in stories, as well as better understand the actions and choices they make throughout the text.
This very thorough lesson plan also includes links to information about the author of the story and suggestions for texts that would be perfect "paired" texts for students to explore next.
It is so wonderful that there are some great stories associated with the twin towers that are interesting and engaging to read!
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