Leveled Text-Dependent Question Stems - Social Studies
Good Social Studies skills require analysis, and developing thought-provoking questions to help students analyze reading can be tough. Use these classroom reproducible worksheets to practice reading and interpreting data. On one page, students read a passage and respond to provided questions. On the next page are additional stem questions (with a basic structure to build upon) to create a total of 480 questions. The analysis moves from concrete to abstract, spanning the categories of understanding people, places, events and concepts; identifying key details; summarizing positions; interpreting content; inferring; analyzing perspectives, change and continuity; comparing and contrasting; evaluating texts; maps, graphs, and charts; artwork, photographs and posters; and connecting texts. This book provides a brief skill overview and teacher instruction. Symbols identify each activity with the appropriate level: grades K-1; 2-4; 5-8; and 9-12. Description of literacy-based skills and an answer key are provided. 160 pp, pb. ~ Ruth
Boost students' critical-thinking skills in grades K-12 using high-interest social studies content. This classroom resource provides leveled text-dependent questions to support students as they examine social studies texts and provide evidence for their answers. Teachers can differentiate and scaffold instruction with the useful strategies that are aligned with standards and build students' comprehension skills.
Each of the 120 text-dependent questions is provided at four different complexity levels that correlate to grades K-1, 2-4, 5-8, and 9-12. This invaluable resource makes a great addition to any balanced literacy classroom.