Ask and answer questions about key details to clarify and confirm understanding of a text.
With support, read and comprehend nonfiction that is grade-level appropriate.
I Can Statements
-I can ask clarifying questions about key details in a text.
-I can answer questions about key about key details to confirm understanding of a text.
-What details help support the main idea of the text?
-What are the key details in this text?
-Which details helped you understand what the text was about?
-How could this information be useful to you in your daily life?
-How do the key details of this text connect with my schema or previous knowledge?
-What details can be learned from the diagram (or any other text feature)?
Practical Examples, Standards, and Digital Resources
Speaking and Listening Examples
-Close read a text together while pointing out key details that contribute to the main idea.
-Create as a class a double bubble thinking map or venn diagram to compare and contrast ideas.
-Implement a reader’s notebook or journal for students to keep track of their questions, connections, and ideas.
-Create a bookmark together to remind students that includes the main idea and key details.
-Use an ice-cream cone visual method where the cone is the main idea and each scoop is a key detail that supports the main idea.
-Provide question stems for students as they begin learning how to ask their own questions about nonfiction text.
The English Learner considerations, which were written by Indiana EL teachers, are meant to increase engagement and support growth for ELs.They are designed to support the standards and curriculum you are currently using. The following are recommendations of best practices to assist educators in making language more accessible for English Learners. Educators should adapt strategies based upon a student’s proficiency level and ensure that content is age-appropriate.
-allow visuals in hand
-use video clips
-allow anchor chart of text features in hand
-use picture books
-encourage hands-on learning
-provide modified texts
-post visuals for reference
-provide anchor charts of text features for -reference
-pre teach text features
-provide modified texts
-provide visuals if needed
-structure guided reading groups
Special Education Considerations
The special education considerations, which were written by Indiana special education teachers, are meant to increase engagement and support growth for students in special education. This is not an exhaustive list of strategies, but these supports will help you make literacy instruction more accessible for students. Remember to adapt these to the needs of your students and ensure that you are creating opportunities for all students to engage with rigorous content.