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Text Dependent Questions with Annotations

Happy Tuesday, friends!

I am linking up with TWO of my sweet friends today- Holly at Fourth Grade Flipper and Elizabeth at Fun in Room 4B! I am excited to share about some things we've been doing with close reading and text dependent questions in my classroom. Many of you probably remember my blog post about annotating (if not, read it here). My kids have become annotating experts now! Lately, I have been "trying" to give them a focus for their annotating with text dependent questions, so I'm linking up for Tried It Tuesday! :)
We've especially been focusing on the "top of the pyramid" grappling with understanding what the text we are reading really means.
Text dependent questions with annotations witth Ideas by Jivey.
In Social Studies, we have been learning about the Founding Fathers and how they built our nation's government, so I used my George Washington passage from my February and March Themed Paired Texts.

I wanted the students to think about what kind of person George Washington was using the evidence given- in other words, they needed to infer based on what was written in the passage. They did such a great job! Here are some of their inferences:
Text dependent questions with annotations witth Ideas by Jivey.
Text dependent questions with annotations witth Ideas by Jivey.
background and clip art from the fabulous Teaching Super Power!



I also have to share this amazing resource I found searching for examples of text dependent stems!! It is definitely something you CAN'T live without!
I love having a bunch of possible questions I can ask about a text without having to rack my brain for them. This resource by Beth Burke has been a lifesaver for all types of question stems!
Text dependent Stems by Beth Burke with Ideas by Jivey
Text dependent Stems by Beth Burke with Ideas by Jivey
Text dependent Stems by Beth Burke with Ideas by Jivey
It is a free resource- definitely go grab it if you do close reading in your room! :o)

Read PART 2 here!

8 comments

  1. Inferencing is such a tough skill but your students are rocking it with these resources! I love the text dependent question stems resource you found. Thanks for sharing and linking up, friend!! XXOO
    ~Holly
    Fourth Grade Flipper

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  2. I like the way you are tying in the students annotations directly with the TDQs. Also the idea of having students "aiming for the top of the pyramid."

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  3. Brilliant! And what a valuable resource you shared!

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  5. (I will try again, sorry! It is Friday and we started state testing, my brain is fried:).

    Thank you so much for sharing the Text Dependent Questions resource! I will definitely put those to good use:)!

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  6. Thank you so much for linking up with me! I always love reading what you are doing with your students to take them to that top tier of the pyramid. You are a rock star and I'm so happy to know you :) I love the Text Dependent resource. Thanks for sharing it!

    Fun in Room 4B

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  7. Thank you for sharing these resources ~ I know some 8th graders that need to know that if 4th graders can do it, they can too! :)

    -Lisa
    Mrs. Spangler in the Middle

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  8. I just went to a session about this at my conference. Thank you for sharing those resources! It's something I really need to practice!

    Don't Let the Teacher Stay Up Late

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