1. After watching the primary grades “linkslearning” video lesson that includes asking and answering questions, see lesson plans, assessment tools and other resources
. The video can be found under the media tab.
2. This 2007 article, Repeated Interactive Read-Alouds
in Preschool and Kindergarten, describes a three part read-aloud approach that supports students in answering questions with responses that indicate analytic thinking. This approach can be adapted to first grade.
3. The two link below provide examples of instructional routines that promote first grade students’ abilities to ask and answer questions about text. The first link focuses on lower level questioning (Who or What questions) beginning at the sentence level and gradually increasing text length. The second link focuses on higher level questioning (How and Why questions) at the passage level. These routines can be adapted for various texts.
Answer and Ask Explicit Questions
Answering Higher Level Questions
4. Listening Comprehension
: link to questions that guide listening/reading comprehension instruction in first grade.
5. Link to the article, 12 Components of Research-Based Reading Programs
, which stresses the importance of early speaking and listening (language development) in kindergarten and first grade students.
6. Handout 110
on this website focuses on How to Help Your Child Understand and Produce “WH” Question. This handout provides multiple practical ideas of how parents (and teachers) can support young children in asking and answering questions. You have to register to get the “free stuff” on this website.
7. Benefits of Teaching Listening
: Link to a brief article on teaching listening skills
8. Does “wait time” improve learning through questioning. Read the article Effective Use of Wait Time
to find out.