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

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


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

⭐️Teach Ask and Answer Questions in Literature skills using popular mentor text picture books such as Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed, The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi, Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs by Tomie dePaola. Aligned to RL2.1 and RL3.1, 2nd and 3rd grade students learn to answer questions using the text and to ask themselves questions while reading.


⭐️Provides two weeks of comprehensive lessons at your fingertips. Includes two weeks of lesson plans, sticky note teacher and student questions, anchor charts, student journal pages, rubrics, activities, and more.


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


Key Features:

✅ Comprehensive – Includes two weeks 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 ask & answer questions skills.


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

  • Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed
  • The Name Jar by Yangsook Choi
  • Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs by Tomie dePaola


✅ 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.


What’s included?

  1. Pedagogy Behind the Curriculum (2 pgs.)
  2. Lesson Prep Instructions
  3. Sticky Note Template
  4. Lessons Plans: Week 1- Mae Among the Stars (4 pgs.)
  5. Ask and Answer Questions Anchor Chart #1
  6. Ask & Answer Questions Before, During, and After Student Journal Page
  7. Mae Among the Stars Teacher Sticky Note Questions (2 pgs.)
  8. Asking and Answering Questions Student Sticky Note Questions (3 pgs.)
  9. Sticky Note Questions Rubric #1
  10. Before, During, and After Flipbook & Instructions (5 pgs.)
  11. Lesson Plans: Week 2- The Name Jar and Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs
  12. Ask & Answer Questions Anchor Chart #2
  13. Questions Student Journal Page #2
  14. The Name Jar Teacher Sticky Note Questions (2 pgs.)
  15. Who, What, When, Where, Why, How Student Sticky Note Questions
  16. Nana Upstairs & Nana Downstairs Sticky Note Questions (2 pgs.)
  17. Who, What, When, Where Why, How Questions Flipbook & Instructions (5 pgs.)
  18. Ask & Answer Questions Wheel & Instructions (3 pgs.)
  19. Sticky Note Questions Rubric #2
  20. Book Character Coloring Toppers & Instructions (4 pgs.)


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