With the Common Core push for students to answer text dependent questions, I realized very quickly in my fourth grade classroom that my students needed explicit instruction and support to answer these complex questions. I searched high and low and realized quickly there isn't anything out there to support how we teach kids to think through this process and answer these questions!
I created this step-by-step guide, to be used as a mini-lessons and scaffold students' understanding in how to approach and answer text dependent questions. This can be taped into students' reading comprehension notebooks to serve as a resource until student are able to answer these questions on their own.
Each step includes what to do, bullet points to guide thinking, and keywords to help students formulate their responses.