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Annotations (Part 1)

Annotations (Part 2)

CLOSE reading training on Annotations 1/9/16 Locker

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A balanced literacy approach

TDQ- Review Part 1

TDQ Review Part 2

A brief description of the four levels of questioning

Level 1:

These are who, what, when, where, why or how much questions. These questions are used to link the major ideas with details that the author has provided.  


Level 2:  

These questions focus on the mechanics of the text.  Questions about vocabulary, connotations, idioms  similes, cause and effects, problem solving, temporal order, grammar stanzas, rhyme, alliteration, onomatopoeia, characterizations, word choice, syntax, and dialogue.  Questions may arise about use of captions, title pages, headings, glossary, and table of contents.  


Level 3:  

These types of questions focus on the purpose of the writing. Why did the author write it? What does the author want you to get out of the selection?  What is the author's overall message?  These responses are more inferential of what the author is trying to say and not explicitly found in the text.


Level 4:  

These types of questions are asked when you’ve read everything and then you piece it all together. Your opinion is infused here with some evidence.  Students may need to research something, have a classroom debate, have a presentation, or develop your own.   

Example of Level 2 Questioning