This complete, differentiated unit teaches students to construct responses to explaining and inferring questions. Students learn to find evidence in text, write a topic sentence, support with detail sentences, cite, and conclude.
Texts for direct instruction, independent practice, and assessment have been written at three reading levels: advanced, average, and low. This content differentiation allows you to reach all students in your class with one lesson.
The engaging passages, sequenced to provide an ongoing story for the students, were adapted from Chapter 1 of The Wind in the Willows* by Kenneth Grahame.
This bundle includes RL.4.1 Answering Questions PowerPoint
, RL.4.1 Answering Questions Practice Pack
, complete lesson plans, and an assessment. You���ll have everything you need for direct instruction, guided practice, independent practice, and assessment.
• Lesson plans
• Poster with steps for answering questions
• PowerPoint presentation that models the process for answering a question
• Six excerpts from The Wind in the Willows*
• Five sets of question sheets corresponding to excerpts for guided practice, independent practice, and assessment
• Rubric with four versions (two with CCSS listed, two without)
• Generic question sheet
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1. Direct Instruction – Display and discuss a PowerPoint presentation that models the process of finding details in text, writing a topic sentence, supporting with detail sentences, citing, and concluding.
2. Guided Practice – Watch a video clip from The Wind in the Willows (link provided) and/or read text. Collaborate to answer two questions.
3. Independent Practice – Answer questions from three additional excerpts. Two question sheets are included for each excerpt.
4. Assessment – Read the final excerpt and answer questions.
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Additional lesson plans for Grade 4 literature standards are also available in my store:
*RL.4.2 Finding a Theme Lesson Plans
*RL.4.3 Describing a Character Lesson Plans
*RL.4.4 Words from Mythology Lesson Plans
*RL.4.5 Prose, Drama, and Poetry
*RL.4.6 Determining and Defending Point of View Lesson Plans
*RL.4.9 Comparing and Contrasting Folklore Lesson Plans
*Literature Assessments - Grade 4
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Common Core State Standard Reading: Literature 4.1 (CCSS RL.4.1) with Differentiation
Indiana ELA Standard for Literature 4.RL.2.1
*The Wind in the Willows, written by Kenneth Grahame and illustrated by Paul Bransom, was published by Charles Scribner’s Sons in 1913 and is now in the public domain.