Encourage kids to think deeply about what they are reading with five thought-provoking questions about one passage. After choosing a passage that is intriguing or confusing to them, learners write a summary, explain what they like or dislike about it, note any unfamiliar words, and make connections between parts of the rest of the book.
- Include in a book report form or reading group activity
- Have kids use the assignment with their independent reading, an assigned novel, or a short story that they read in class
- Use the same passage for all the kids in your class, and split everyone into five groups (one for each question), prompting them to present the results of their discussion
- Prompts kids to copy the passage in a section of the page; save time by printing copies of the worksheet with a common passage already provided
- Questions are well written and address multiple reading skills
- Applicable to any piece of literature that you are working on in class