I can understand the difference between thick and thin questions.
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In this lesson, students will learn the difference between thick and thin questions. They will apply this knowledge to answer those questions and create thick and thin questions of their own.
Students will be able to understand the difference between thick and thin questions and form their own questions to better understand a text.
Students will ask and answer questions about a picture of a snowman with a partner. Explain why it is important to ask and answer questions.
Explain how thin questions are easier to answer, usually have only one answer, and can be yes or no questions. Explain how thick questions are longer to answer, could have more than one answer, need evidence to find the answer, and need background knowledge to find the answer. Go over examples of each type of question.
Students will read a passage about the environment. Students will read through questions on the next slide and determine whether they are thick or thin questions. Next, they will answer the thin and thick questions. They will then read a passage titled, "Busy Beavers." Students will create thin and questions about the passage and share them with partners. They will also discuss the process of creating questions.
Students will answer ten questions in which they define thick and thin questions and identify thick and thin questions. They are also asked to answer questions about a text.
Students will recall:
- Why is it important to ask and answer questions?
- What are the two different types of questions we learned about today?
Students will review characteristics of thick and thin questions. Lastly, they will ask questions about two pictures.
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