To introduce the idea that readers ask questions about texts and look for the answers to questions within the text itself
Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text.
Students will answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text.
Copy of grade-level text
Students will ask questions to demonstrate understanding of a text.
Student Activity: 5 Ws and an H
Tell students that you’d like them to always think about asking and answering questions as they read. Invite students to record their questions in a reading journal.
An alternative option is to play Jeopardy using the 5 Ws and an H as categories. You can have students develop questions for each category themselves. During play, require that students refer to the text when answering questions.