If you are looking for a deeper story discussion, or need questions to extend your students' thinking and strengthen their speaking and listening, this is a great product for you. Teachers can use this TPT document in a variety of ways in the classroom to enrich peer to peer discussions about kindergarten and first grade topics and texts. Here are only a few examples of how this discussion guide for Franklin Is Bossy can be used with students:
*After reading Franklin Goes to School to engage students in meaningful conversation with peers.
*In a small guided reading group for student discussion and to check for understanding.
*As reading response prompts.
*Cutting the question boxes apart and allowing students to choose questions during whole group discussion.
*During a paired reading activity, students take turns choosing one of the question boxes and answering aloud.
*Using the questions as formative assessment.
This product is aligned with speaking and listening standards for kindergarten and 1st grade:
SL.K.1: Participate in collaborative conversations about kindergarten topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others and taking turns speaking about the topics and texts under discussion).
Continue a conversation through multiple exchanges.
SL.K.2: Confirm understanding of written texts read aloud or information presented orally or through media by asking and answering questions about key details.
SL.K.3: Ask and answer questions in order to seek help, get information, or clarify something that is not understood.
SL.1.1: Participate in collaborative conversations about grade 1 topics and texts with peers and adults in small and larger groups.
Follow agreed-upon rules for discussions (e.g., listening to others with care, speaking one at a time about the topics and texts under discussion).
Build on others’ talk in conversations by responding to the comments of others through multiple exchanges.
Ask questions to clear up any confusion about the topics and texts under discussion.
SL.1.2: Demonstrate understanding of written texts read aloud or information presented orally or through media by asking and answering questions about key details and restating key elements.
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