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Text Dependent Questions Shift Kit

The Text-Dependent Questions Kit was designed to give teachers and administrators some background information on what is expected for student achievement with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in the area of creating text-dependent questions for close analytic reading.

Contents of the kit include:

  • Introduction of Text-Dependent Questions
  • Presentation materials to build capacity at the school level
  • Instructional resources responsive to the demands of the CCSS
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new A Look at Text Dependent Questions in Schools/Districts
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Critical Directions
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PowerPoints/Modules

new The Aspen Institute:  Close Reading and Text Dependent Questions Module

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Research/Articles
  • Fisher, D & Frey, N. (2012). Engaging the adolescent learner: Text dependent questions.  International Reading Association E-ssentials.   
  • Fisher, D. & Frey, N. (2012).Text dependent questions.  Principal Leadership, 13(1), 70 -73.
  • Raphael, T. E., & Au, K. H. (2005). QAR: Enhancing comprehension and test taking across grades and content areas. The Reading Teacher59(3), 206-221.
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newDiscovery Education: How to Write Text Dependent Questions

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  • Grades 2-12: Delaware’s Department of Education has provided sample questions reflecting the Common Core State Standards.  Scroll down on the page until you find the heading Linking the Common Core State Standards for ReadingClassroom Instruction, and DCAS.  Choose a grade level.  Scroll through the document until you find aligned questions (located near the end) to each common core standard for literature and informational text.  
  • All Grades:  Achieve has provided teachers with step by step guidelines for constructing text dependent questions. 
  • All Grades: This wikispace contains Sample Question Stems Based on Revised Bloom's Taxonomy

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