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Text Dependent Questions Books Study: Chapter 3 Help your students make sense of it all!!! Dive into the book, Text Dependent Questions by Fisher and Frey.

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July 7 Deedee 2 min read

WELCOME back for  Chapter 3 of Text Dependent Questions!

Text Dependent Questions Books Study: Chapter 2 Help your students make sense of it all!!! Dive into the book, Text Dependent Questions by Fisher and Frey.

How does the text work?

Chapter 3 tells us that when students pay attention to how the text works, it helps them to to build the bridge between what the text says (literal meaning) and what the text means (deeper meaning).  The authors concentrate on 3 main types of questions when learning about how the text works… vocabulary, structure, and craft.

Vocabulary

The authors tell us that close reading of complex text can lead students to learn new vocabulary.  Through reading, students can learn about 2,250 words a year.   However, students only learn between 300 to 500 words through systemic instruction.  So bring on the good books!!!

The authors suggest carefully crafted questions to help students develop habits that will help them figure out the meanings of unknown words.

Text Dependent Questions Books Study: Chapter 3 Help your students make sense of it all!!! Dive into the book, Text Dependent Questions by Fisher and Frey.

Text Structure

The authors remind us that as texts become more complex, so do the text structures.

  • Narrative (characters, plot, setting, problems, actions, resolutions)
  • Expository (compare/contrast, problem/solution, cause/effect, chronological/sequence/temporal, descriptive)

Author’s Craft

I loved looking at the chart on p. 84!  What a fantastic reference for the different types of craft examples!

Text Dependent Questions Books Study: Chapter 3 Help your students make sense of it all!!! Dive into the book, Text Dependent Questions by Fisher and Frey.

Videos in ACTION!

After watching the videos and observing the students’ discussions.  What are some of your take-aways?

I loved hearing the LAYERS of questions that were being asked.  In my opinion, these videos are golden!

 

Other Thoughts?

What else?

Text Dependent Questions Book Study. This book study will strengthen the how and why surrounding text dependent questions in the K-5 classroom.

Thank you for joining us for Chapter 3 of Text Dependent Questions!  You can still get this fantastic book HERE and catch up!

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2 Comments

  • Debbie Hargett July 11 at 4:45 pm

    A few days ago I downloaded the K/1 year long plan. I teach deaf/hh students and now I can’t download it. This would have helped me so much. Can you help please.

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