Teach your students to construct responses to explaining and inferring questions while reading Ella Enchanted
, an engaging Cinderella parody written by Gail Carson Levine.
• 20-slide PowerPoint presentation that provides direct instruction and modeling
• complete lesson plans
• worksheet for practice discriminating between explaining and inferring questions
• themed question sheets with or without guiding steps
• rubrics (one with and one without quoting required)
• In Part One, students learn about questions that ask them to explain or infer. A worksheet asks them to differentiate between the two.
• Part Two models the process for answering an explaining question related to Ella Enchanted. This includes finding evidence in the text, writing a topic sentence, supporting and citing, and concluding. After learning a five-step process, students answer explaining questions on their own.
• In Part Three, the teacher models a slightly different five-step process for answering inferential questions. After guided practice, students are ready to answer inferential questions independently.
• Part Four provides a differentiation piece for high ability (gifted and talented) learners. Students ask and answer their own explaining and inferential questions after reading a set of chapters.
This product is part of a complete unit, Ella Enchanted Bundle
, which includes:
• Ella Enchanted Answering Questions
• Ella Enchanted Summarizing and Finding a Theme
• Ella Enchanted Describing Characters
• Ella Enchanted Point of View
• Comparing Cinderella Stories
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Common Core State Standards RL.4.1 and RL.5.1
Cover art by John Everett Millais, 1881 (public domain)
This product was revised and updated in May of 2015.