Teaching Close Reading: Building Your Bank of Text Dependent Questions

Here are five question-planning strategies to try:

1. Build a Bank

As you build close reading lessons, you’ll return to the same texts year after year, the same genre of text multiple times throughout the year, and you’ll want to use TDQs to elicit the same type of information from students lesson after lesson. Create a chart of the types of TDQs you use often so you can tailor each to the text at hand. For example, questions about fiction structure:

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