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What are text-dependent questions, and how can teachers develop them?

What are text-dependent questions, and how can teachers develop them? | MCCS | Scoop.it
The Common Core emphasizes close reading and text-dependent questions. So what are text-dependent questions, and how can teachers develop them?

 

Text-dependent questions direct students’ inquiry into the text, rather than outside of it, and can only be answered with evidence from the text.

 

A strong text-dependent question should invite students to interpret theme, analyze syntax and text structure, support students’ understanding of vocabulary, and analyze the effects of specific word choice.

 

A high-quality summative assessment will involve writing and should allow students individually to demonstrate mastery of one or more of the standards.

 

Text-dependent questions will specifically target (Tier 2 Vocabulary) words that might otherwise be a barrier to their comprehension.

 

Identify what makes the text difficult (Quantitative, Qualitative, Reader and Task)

 

Rather than present them randomly, teachers can sequence text-dependent questions to help students gradually unfold their understanding and perform rigorous analysis, learning to stay focused inside of the text to construct meaning.

 

Any good instructional planning begins and ends with standards.

 

Note: When you are working with text-dependent questions to establish rigorous classroom discourse and providing students with routine writing tasks to support comprehension and analysis, you are activating most of the standards for Reading, Writing, and Speaking & Listening most of the time.

 

Assessment: Ensure "that the culminating activity fully aligns with the text-dependent questions and focus standards that you have identified."


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What do school-based SLPs need to know about the new curriculum benchmarks?

What do school-based SLPs need to know about the new curriculum benchmarks? | MCCS | Scoop.it
What do school-based SLPs need to know about the new curriculum benchmarks?

 

What are the Standards?

Example 1: Speaking and Listening Standard K-5: Describe people, places, things and events with relevant details, expressing ideas and feelings clearly (1st grade).This standard ties in to the SLP's work on expressive language and improving the use of adjectives. The element of relevance also links to the common work of discussing what an important detail is versus a minor detail.Example 2: Reading Standards for Literature K-5: Ask and answer such questions as who, what, where, when, why and how to demonstrate understanding of key details in a text (2nd grade). SLPs frequently work on WH question forms and helping students understand who, what, where, when, and why, but also to gain the skills to be able to respond appropriately to such question forms.Example 3: Reading Standards for Literature K-5: Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from non-literal language (3rd grade).

The CCSS provide a direct link to using classroom text for vocabulary intervention and includes the element of literal and non-literal language concepts, which many students who have language impairments struggle with.


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- Apps for Reading Standards: Foundational Skills (K–1)

- Apps for Reading Standards: Foundational Skills (K–1) | MCCS | Scoop.it

"The goal of the next few blogs is to give the reader as many apps as possible to meet the Reading Standards."


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7 Actions that Teachers Can Take Right Now: Text Complexity » TextProject

7 Actions that Teachers Can Take Right Now: Text Complexity » TextProject | MCCS | Scoop.it

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BUILDING THE FOUNDATION - A Suggested Progression of Sub-skills to Achieve the Reading Standards: Foundational Skills in the Common Core State Standards

BUILDING THE FOUNDATION - A Suggested Progression of Sub-skills to Achieve the Reading Standards: Foundational Skills in the Common Core State Standards | MCCS | Scoop.it
Welcome to the Center on Instruction, your gateway to a cutting-edge collection of scientifically based research and information on K-12 instruction in reading, math, science, special education, and English language learning.

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14 Basic Reading Skills Kindergartners Need to Meet Common Core Standards

14 Basic Reading Skills Kindergartners Need to Meet Common Core Standards | MCCS | Scoop.it
The foundational reading skills required for kindergartens based on the Common Core State Standards.

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