If we want to take our students to deeper levels of
comprehension, it is important for us to plan in
advance to ask higher level questions, and to
encourage conversations that utilize critical thinking skills.
today who created question stems to encourage
their students during interactive read-alouds.
Here are some of them:
What are some possible events from the past that
would influence the characters' decisions?
Would you have made the same decision? Why/Why Not?
If _______ happened, what might the ending have been?
The information in this section suggests what?
Based on what the characters have done so far, what might happen next?
In what ways is _______ important to the text?
You KNOW you want to use at least one of them!
Then again, why stop at just one?