|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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