2nd Question Stems
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Kilgo's 2nd Grade Question Stems
Aligned with Reading Comprehension Skills
2.3 (A)*The reader can tell that __ (prediction stated) because –
*The reader can tell that __ (prediction not stated) because –
*What information in this article is helpful in predicting what will happen next?
2.3 (B)*What happened when __ did __?
*Why did __ go to __?
*Why is __ important?
*What text evidence tells you that __?
*How do you know from this information that __?
2.3 (C)*What did you think about __ at the beginning of the story?
*What did you think about __ at the end of the story?
*Did you change your mind about __ (a character in the story) as you read the complete story?
*What clues in this information tell you that __?
*What did you learn from reading this information?
*Why did we read this selection? (prompts could include: for fun and enjoyment, to find about __)
2.5 (A)*If this word means __, what would this same word mean with (un-, dis-, etc.) in front of it?
2.5 (B)*In paragraph__ of this story, what does the word __mean?
*What clues helped you know the meaning of this word?
*In paragraph __ of this newspaper article, what clues help you know the meaning of __?
2.5 (C)*What is the opposite of __?
*What word means the same as __?
2.5 (D)*Would __ come before or after __ in the dictionary?
2.6 (A)*What did __ learn in this story?
*This is a well-known fable that teaches the reader what lesson?
*What did you learn from reading this legend?
2.6 (B)*What happened in the old version of this folktale that did not happen in the modern version?
*How are the settings different in different author’s versions of this folktale?
2.7 (A)**Teacher: Listen for rhyming words in this poem and tell me what you see in your mind.
**Teacher: Let’s read this poem on the screen together.
*Let’s read it again and listen for rhyming words.
*Let’s read it again and listen to me as I clap the rhythm.
*How would you describe what you see in your mind when we read and clap the rhythm of the poem?
2.8 (A)*What did __say?
*Why did __ say __?
*When __ said __, was he/she talking to someone?
*Can you read what __ said to him/her?
2.9 (A)*Tell how what happened to __ in __ is like what happened to __ in the story __.
*Why is paragraph __ important in the story __?
*How is what happened in this paragraph in __ different from what happened in paragraph __ in the story __?
2.9 (B)*How does __ feel about __?
*Why do you think __ did __?
*Which word best describes __?
*Why did __ want to __?
*Tell two things you know about __from reading this story.
*What is the most likely reason __ did __?
2.10 (A)*Does this reading selection tell a story or give information?
2.11 (A)*Which words in this story could not be taken seriously?
*Which words in this story mean exactly what they say?
2.13 (A)*What was the topic of this article?
*The topic of this information is –
*The author wrote this article to –
2.14 (A)*This newspaper article is mostly about –
*What is the main idea of paragraph __?
*Which sentence in paragraph __ is the topic sentence, not the main idea?
2.14 (B)*What is __ according to this information?
*Which words tell you how long it takes to__?
*How do you know __?
2.14 (C)*List the 3 ideas in this article in the order given.
*What happened after __?
*What happened before __?
*What was the first thing __ did?
2.14 (D)*How would you find __ in this information?
*Which of the following would be helpful in finding information about __?
2.15 (A)*What equipment do we need for this science experiment?
*What is the first step in the directions for making __?
*What do you do according to this recipe after __?
*When making __, what is the last step to follow?
*Complete this task by following these steps.
2.15 (B)*What does the caption under this picture mean?
*You can tell in this picture that –
*What can you tell from this picture?
2.16 (A)*Find an advertisement in the newspaper that makes us laugh.
*Find an advertisement in the newspaper that gives us important information.
*What is the poster’s slogan?
2.16 (B)*How is music used in this advertisement?
*Identify the movements in this advertisement.
*How did the author of this advertisement use pictures?
2.16 (C)*How is the message different on this website from this e-mail?
*How is language used in this video game?
2 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 reading this article__?
*Which of these two selections do you think you would enjoy reading the most?
2 RCS (B)*Who was __’s mother?
*What did __ do in the story?
*What happened in the story?
*When was this article written?
2 RCS (C)*Reread to find out why __ is important.
2 RCS (D)*You can tell from the story that –
*Which sentence in the story shows you that –
*From this article the reader can tell that –
*What can you tell from this article?
*Tell two things you know about this character from reading this story.
2 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 __?
2 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?
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