|Kilgo's Kindergarten Question Stems|
|Aligned with Reading Comprehension Skills|
|K.4 (A)||*What happened when __ did __?|
*Why did __ go to __?
*Why is __ important?
|K.4 (B)||*What is one thing you know about __ (character)?|
*When did _ do _?
|K.5 (A)||*What does this word tell you?|
*What does this word tell you to do? (directions or actions)
*What does this word mean?
|K.5 (B)||*Can you find two shorter words in this word?|
*Can we make a new word by putting these two shorter words together?
|K.5 (C)||*How are the objects in these two pictures alike? |
*What do these two objects have in common?
*Which picture of an object belongs with this picture of an object?
|K.5 (D)||*Find the picture that shows this word.|
|K.6 (A)||*Where did this story take place?|
*Who was a character in this story?
*What happened when __?
|K.6 (B)||*Have you had an experience like __ in this story?|
*What did we learn from reading this story?
*How can the lesson in this story help you?
|K.6 (C)||*How did you know what __was feeling? |
*Which part of this story made you feel happy?
*Which part of this story made you feel sad?
*Was there any part of this story that made you wish you were there?
|K.6 (D)||*Why do you think the authors of these stories always begin with “Once upon a time"?|
*What do the authors mean by “they lived happily ever after” in these two fairy tales?
|K.7 (A)||*Listen to the first two lines in this poem and tell me two words that rhyme.|
*What two words do you hear rhyming?
**Teacher: Let’s find the rhythm in this poem by listening to me clap the rhythm as I read the poem.
|K.8 (A)||*What happened before __ did __?|
*After __ did __ what happened?
*List the 3 major events in the order in which they happened.
|K.8 (B)||*How does __ feel about __?|
*Why do you think __ did __?
*Which word best describes __?
*Why did __ want to _?
|K.9 (A)||*What was the topic of this article?|
*The topic of this information is –
|K.10 (A)||*What is __ according to this information?|
*Which words tell you how long it takes to__?
*When you look at this picture, can you tell where __ is?
*How do you know __?
|K.10 (B)||*Tell one thing you learned from this article. (read aloud to students)|
*What was important in this information?
|K.10 (C)||*How did the author tell you about __?|
*Did the author tell you more than one thing about __?
|K.10 (D)||*Let’s read the title and decide what we think this information is about.|
*Look at the picture and predict what the article is about?
|K.11 (A)||*What are the ingredients in this recipe?|
*What equipment do we need for this science experiment?
*What is the first step in the directions for making __?
|K.11 (B)||*What does this ask a person to do?|
*How would you follow the directions on this sign?
*What should you do if you see this sign?
|K.12 (A)||*How did __ advertise his/her program?|
*Locate advertisements in this newspaper.
*Name different ways businesses can advertise.
|K.12 (B)||*How is music used in an advertisement?|
*Identify the movements in the advertisement.
|K RCS (A)||*Why do you think we read __?|
*How did this story make you feel?
*What do you like best in __?
*What did you learn from listening to me read __?
|K RCS (B)||*Where did the story take place?|
*Who was __’s mother?
*What did __ do in the story?
*What happened in the story?
*When was this article written?
|K RCS (C)||*Listen carefully as I reread this story and find out why __ was important.|
*I will reread this information. Tell me what you learned that you did not learn the first time I read this information.
|K RCS (D)||*What can you tell about this story from the title?|
*Why is paragraph __ important in this story?
*You can tell from this picture that –
*What can you tell about this book from its cover?
|K RCS (E)||*Retell the three most important events in this story in the order in which these events happened. (sorting important from not important)|
*What happened after __?
*What happened before __?
*What happened when __?
|K RCS (F)||*How are your experiences like those of the character in the story?|
*Have you read about this information before in a different article?
*What information in this article reminded you of our community?
|© Question stems for the new ELAR TEKS/SEs developed by Margaret Kilgo, Kilgo Consulting Inc., all rights reserved|