RL.2.1

Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why, and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text

 


VOCABULARY
  • Answer
  • Location/Setting
  • Storyline Perspective
  • Author / Illustrator
  • Main Idea
  • Subplot

  • Character
  • Narrator
  • Text
  • Explicit evidence
  • Fable, Fairy Tale, Myth
  • Question-Answer-Relationships

  • Thick question
  • Historical time
  • Questioning/question
  • Thin question
  • Idiom
  • Title

UNDERSTANDING THE STANDARD
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  • Asking and answering “who, what, where, when, why, and how” questions to demonstrate understanding about characters, the setting, and major events in text, requires that students review and expand their academic vocabulary including terms such as: ask, answer, question, who, what, where, when, why, how, characters, setting, major, events, details, important (key), describe, author, illustrator, and text.
  • Asking and answering “who, what, where, when, why, and how” questions about characters, the setting, and major events in text, enables students to demonstrate they understand key details are relevant responses to questions whereas other details are not.
  • Asking and answering “who, what, where, when, why, and how” questions about a book that is going to be read or about various books in the class library, gives students the opportunity to use the title and the cover illustrations to make predictions.
  • When asking and answering questions during class or small group discussions of text, students should begin to connect responses to, and build on what, others have said.
  • When asking and answering questions during class or small group discussions of text, students should grow in their ability to support answers or explain questions by drawing from personal experience and/or from other texts.
  • Asking and answering “who, what, where, when, why, and how” questions about characters, the setting, and major events in text, enables students to demonstrate that they understand that different details respond to questions that begin with different “wh” or “how” words. For example, “Where did the main character go?” requires a different response than “How did the main character get to the market?”
  • Asking and answering “who, what, where, when, why, and how” questions helps students learn to locate evidence in texts to craft their questions and support their answers.
  • Students who ask and answer questions in a way that indicates they understand key details in text are able to analyze story elements.
  • Students who ask and answer questions in a way that indicates they understand key details are able to connect personal background knowledge to the text.
  • Asking and answering questions about text prompts students to examine what information they lack or what parts of the text are confusing.
  • Students who ask and answer questions demonstrate an understanding of key details in text and strengthen their vocabulary as well as their speaking and active listening skills

    QUESTIONS TO FOCUS INSTRUCTION  what's this 
    •  In what ways do key ideas and details support the comprehension of a text?
    • What strategies can teachers use to teach and reinforce questioning and question-answer relationships?
    • How can students be supported to utilize questioning as a strategy during reading?
    • How can questioning motivate students to want to read a story or want to read further in a story?
    • How does questioning support demands for analyzing and describing the overall structure and message of a story?
    • How can questioning support the ability of students to organize their thoughts as they write in response to reading?
    • How does understanding key details support the ability to recognize the main message, lesson or moral in a story, poem, or play?
    • What academic vocabulary must students have developed in order to ask and answer “who, what, where, when, why, and how” questions to demonstrate understanding about characters, the setting, and major events in text?


    LEARNING PROGRESSION
    Go to RL.1.1 to see skills mastered prior to this.
    Go to RL.3.1 to see the progression of related skills.