Modeling of Text-Dependent Questions using What Can a Small Bird Be? Reread the first section “Courage”.
Text-dependent Questions DemonstrationWhat does the word “surfaced”mean in this text? Why do youthink the authors chose thisword? (page 3 of Couragesection.)
Text-dependent Questions DemonstrationThe text begins with: There oncewas a curious bird whowondered, What can a small birdbe? Why do you think theauthors chose to begin the textwith this question?
Text-dependent Questions DemonstrationWhat is the meaning of “courage”and how does Tortoisedemonstrate “courage” in thistext?
Text-dependent Questions DemonstrationWhat evidence is there that showsBird is wondering, “What can asmall bird be?” and working on asolution?
Evidenced-Based AnswersText-based evidence facilitates rich andrigorous evidence-based discussions andwriting through specific, thought-provokingquestions about common texts (including,when applicable, illustrations, charts,diagrams, audio/visual, and media).
Matching ActivityDirections:Blue cards: Sort the QUESTIONS (bluecards) into two categories: examples andnon-examples.
Did you sort out these non-examples?Non-examples Have you ever been bullied? The Bird says to Tortoise, “And you showed yourself, too.” Describe a time when you showed yourself you could do something. The Tortoise demonstrates courage with Bird’s help. Why is courage an important character trait to have?
Red cards:Align the STANDARDS (red cards)with the QUESTIONS (blue cards).
Question Standard(s) AddressedWhat does the word surfaced mean in L.6.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown andthis text? Why do you think the authors multiple-meaning words or phrases based on gradechose this word? 6 reading and content, choose flexibly from a range of strategies. a. Use context as a clue to the meaning of a word or phrase.The text begins with: There once was a RL.6.5 Analyze how a particular sentence, chapter, scene,curious bird who wondered, What can a or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text andsmall bird be? Why do you think the contributes to the development of the theme, setting,authors chose to begin the text with this or plot.question?What is the meaning of courage? How RL.6.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases asdoes Tortoise demonstrate courage in they are used in a text, including figurative andthis text? connotative meanings; analyze the impact of specific word choices on meaning and tone. RL.6.2 Determine a theme or central idea of a text and how it is conveyed through particular details; provide a summary of the text distinct from personal opinions or judgments.
Question Standard(s) AddressedWhat evidence is there that shows Bird RL.6.3is wondering, “What can a small bird Describe how a particular story’s orbe?” and working on a solution? dramas plot unfolds in a series of episodes as well as how the characters respond or change as the plot moves toward a resolution.What evidence shows that the crows are RL.6.1bullying the Tortoise? What is Bird’s Cite textual evidence to support analysisresponse? of what the text says explicitly as well as inferences drawn from the text.What words or phrases does the author RL.6.5choose to persuade you that the crows Analyze how a particular sentence,are bullies? chapter, scene, or stanza fits into the overall structure of a text and contributes to the development of the theme, setting, or plot.
Let’s PracticeCreating Text-Dependent Questions How will we know they learned it?
A Guide to Creating Text-Dependent Questions for Close Analytic ReadingThis resource is on the wiki. Use it to guideyour thinking as you write questions.http://si2012ela.ncdpi.wikispaces.net/file/view/Guide-to-Creating-Questions-for-Close-Analytic-Reading.pdf