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Text-Dependent Question Stems & Frames to Reach CCRS Reading Anchors (Levels A-B)

Close reading and employing evidence to support a claim are tenets of the CCRS standards, and these skills help our students to read more effectively, think critically, and build strong arguments grounded in text. When it comes to accessing complex text, good text-dependent questions (TDQs) are a teacher’s best friend! But how can we ask TDQs at lower levels, when students’ English language and literacy is still emerging? This handout offers a range of question stems and TDQ ideas for teachers at low-levels (CCRS A & B).

Text Dependent Question Stems & Frames (Levels A-B)