Refer to the informational text to answer questions
Refer to the informational text to answer questions

Refer to the informational text to answer questions

I can refer to the informational text when answering questions.

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Students will read expository text and answer questions by referring back to the reading.


CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.3.1; CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.4.1

Learning objective

Students will be able to refer to informational text to answer a question.


Students will brainstorm a list of topics that they would enjoy learning about. This leads into the importance of being able to read and understand expository text. You can learn a lot of things, such as how to care for your dog.


The lesson gives an overview of several text features that helps a student comprehend informational text. Each feature is then practiced. To start, the use of bold, highlighted and words in italics are discussed. The students read a passage on dolphins and answer questions. Following this, the students review headings and subheadings. They read text about NativeAmerican homes to practice. Next, the use of picture captions to gain information is presented and students refer to the captions to answer questions about hurricanes. Continuing on, number data and chronological order is practiced by reading a passage about California. The final reading focuses on the use of inference to answer questions about Yosemite.


Students respond to ten multiple-choice and true/false questions.


Students will write a short autobiography. They will include two questions for the class to answer about their autobiography.

Instruction materials

- Pencil and paper to write the autobiography

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