Deeper Reading Activities

Classroom Activities

Daily Focus Questions (pgs.46,47)

This activity starts when students enter the classroom. There is a focus question written on the board for students to think about and respond to after attendance is taken. There are two types of discussion questions:

1)Text-dependent questions: these recquire students to have read the text before they can answer the question. However, often these questions have already been discussed thoroughly in class. The goal is not to catch students in a mistake, but to have them spend a moment answering a question that will bring them back to where the class left off the day before.

2) Text-independent questions: these questions serve to prepare students for the big ideas and themes they are about to encounter.