The Common Core State Standards ask that students are able to read and comprehend a variety of non-fiction texts. K-W-L-Q is an easy to use and very meaningful strategy for scaffolding students understanding of more complex non-fiction texts. Attached you will find the step-by-step directions for implementing this strategy for students in grades 3 and beyond. Additionally you can download a template for use with your students. It is a great learning strategy and a quick assessment tool.