Ask and Answer Questions Mentor Texts – 2nd Grade RI.2.1 & 3rd Grade RI.3.1

Ask and Answer Questions Mentor Texts – 2nd Grade RI.2.1 & 3rd Grade RI.3.1


Ask and Answer Questions Mentor Texts – 2nd & 3rd Grade

⭐️Standards-based lessons using mentor texts with Ask and Answer Questions standard and makes RI2.1 and RI2.2 easy.


⭐️This unit is packed with one week of lesson plans, sticky notes teacher and student questions, anchor charts, student journal pages, rubrics, and activities.


⭐️If you do not use Common Core, this resource is still perfect for teaching, developing, or reinforcing ask and answer questions skills. Aligns with many state-specific standards, including TEKS and VA SOL.


Key Features:

✅ Comprehensive – Includes one week of lesson plans and everything you need to get the most out of the listed mentor texts.*


✅ Skill Targeted – Utilizes mentor text and included resources to focus specifically on deriving meaning from poetry.


✅ Integrates Mentor Texts – Integrates three popular mentor texts into the lessons:*

  • The Story of Ruby Bridges by Robert Coles
  • What is the World Made of? by Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld
  • Curious Critters by David FitzSimmons


✅ Diverse – Texts are carefully selected to ensure cultural diversity and share experiences that students can learn about and/or relate with.


*See ‘What’s Included’ below for a full list of resource contents. Mentor Text Picture Books MUST be Purchased Separately and Are Not Included.


Nonfiction books are carefully selected for my units to include diverse cultures, scientific, and historical concepts for students to learn about and relate with.


What is included?

  1. Pedagogy Behind the Curriculum (2 pgs.)
  2. Lesson Prep Instructions
  3. Sticky Note Template
  4. Lessons Plans: Days 1-5 and Differentiation (3 pgs.)
  5. Ask and Answer Questions Anchor Chart
  6. The Story of Ruby Bridges Journal Template
  7. The Story of Ruby Bridges Teacher Sticky Note Questions (2 pgs.)
  8. Asking and Answering Questions Student Sticky Note Questions
  9. Questions Flipbook & Instructions (5 pgs.)
  10. What Is the World Made Of? Journal Template
  11. What Is the World Made Of? Teacher Sticky Note Questions (2 pgs.)
  12. Who, What, When, Where, Why, How Student Sticky Note Questions
  13. Questions Flipbook & Instructions (2 pgs.)
  14. Curious Critters Journal Template
  15. Curious Critters Teacher Sticky Note Questions
  16. Student Sticky Note Questions
  17. Pentagon Questions Foldable & Instructions (3 pgs.)
  18. Sticky Note Questions Rubric
  19. Craft Coloring Toppers & Instructions (8 pgs.)


Copyright & Terms of Use

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