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Creating Text Dependent Questions: It's All About Depending on the Text!
3 In-service Credits/ 45 hours Instructor Sandy Catapano May 1-30, July 1-30, Aiugust 1-30, November 1-30
Text dependent questions are questions that can be answered by explicitly digging deeply into the text to answer them. These types of questions do not rely on any particular background information nor do they rely on personal experiences or knowledge. Instead, students must refer back to the text to find specific detail to support their written or oral responses. Rereading specific passages enables students to investigate the text more accurately and appropriately when answering questions based on what they’ve read. As a means of teaching complex text, you will learn about the reading strategy called “close reading.” Asking text dependent questions as part of a “close reading” routine will encourage students to go back to the text, to find details to support their answers. The Common Core State Standards require all students to read and engage with grade appropriate complex text on a regular basis. This requires new ways of working in our classrooms.This course is designed to promote understanding of how text-dependent questions support the key shifts required by the Common Core State Standards for ELA/Literacy.
In addition, this course is designed to promote understanding of how text-dependent questions support the key shifts called for by the Common Core State Standards for ELA/Literacy. Incorporating high-quality text-dependent questions into instruction is a critical step for educators and their students in the shift toward reading, writing, listening and speaking grounded in textual evidence. This course is important for K-12 classroom educators, literacy educators as well as social studies and science teachers, as students need to be prepared to meet the expectations of the Common Core State Standards.