3rd Question Stems
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Kilgo's 3rd Grade Question Stems
Aligned with Reading Comprehension Skills
3.2 (A)*What happened when __?
*Why did __ go to __?
*What information in this article is helpful in predicting what will happen next?
3.2 (B)*What happened when __?
*Why did __ go to __?
*Why is __ important?
*What text evidence tells you that __?
*How do you know from this information that __?
3.2 (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) as you read the complete story?
*Why did we read this selection? (prompts could include: for fun and enjoyment, to find about __)
3.4 (A)*If this word means __, what would this same word mean with (un-, dis-, etc.) in front of it?
*If this word means __, what would this same word mean with (-ful, -less) at the end?
3.4 (B)*In paragraph __ of this story, what does the word __mean?
*What clues helped you know the meaning of the word __?
*In paragraph __ of this newspaper article, what clues help you know the meaning of __?
3.4 (C)*What is the opposite of __?
*What word means the same as __?
3.4 (D)*Read this riddle and decide what the word __means.
*Can you read this tongue twister several times and then decide what the word __means?
3.4 (E)*Which of the following lists of 4 words has the list in the correct alphabetical order?
3.5 (A)*What is this fable mostly about?
*The theme of this story is –
*What is the overall theme in this legend?
*Which of the following is the best theme of this myth?
3.5 (B)*What was different about where the story took place in the two folktales?
*How were the settings of these two myths alike?
3.6 (A)*What images in your mind are created by this poem?
*What can you tell about this poem?
*You can tell from this poem that —
*Which type of poetry is the following poem?
*What are the differences in these two poems?
*How are the images created alike in these two poems?
3.7 (A)*What could you tell from what __ said to __? (conflict)
*Why did __ express __?
*Was __’s dialogue consistent with the overall plot? Why? or Why not?
3.8 (A)*What happened when __?
*Before __ did __, what did he do?
*What happened after __?
*Why are paragraphs __ through __ important in this story?
*Why is paragraph __ important in this story?
*What event helps the reader predict what will happen next?
*The reader can tell that __ will __ because __.
3.8 (B)*What can you tell about __ and __?
*At the beginning of the story how does __ feel about __?
*How did __'s feelings about __ change by the end of the story?
*How does __ most likely feel at the end of the story?
*What caused __ to change his mind about __?
*Why are __ and __ such good friends?
*Why did __ feel like __ did not like him/her?
3.8 (C)*Is the author of this story writing about a personal experience?
*Did __ write this story from his experiences or someone else’s experiences?
*Is the narrator in this story speaking from personal experience?
3.9 (A)*How is the point of view different in __ from __?
*Which of the two reading selections is written from a first person point of view?
3.10 (A)*How did you feel when you read __?
*Which words in this story made you feel like you could almost (smell, hear, see) __?
3.12 (A)*What was the topic of this article?
*The topic of this information is –
*The author wrote this article to –
3.13 (A)*What is __?
*How does __ make __?
*Where is __?
*This article is mostly about __.
*Which detail listed below is important to the main idea?
3.13 (B)*You can tell from this information that –
*What information in the text tells the reader that __?
*What information in this article tells the reader that __?
*What can you tell about __?
3.13 (C)*You can tell that __ causes __ because –
*__ happens because –
*How did __ make __?
*What was the effect of _?
*What caused __?
*How did __ become __?
3.13 (D)*How would you find __ in this information?
*Which of the following would be helpful in finding information about __?
*If you were looking for __, what text feature could you use? Were you correct in your prediction?
3.14 (A)*What does the author of this selection want you to think about __?
*What does the author try to convince the reader to do?
3.15 (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 __?
*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.
3.15 (B)*How does the map help the reader understand the problem faced by __?
*What can you tell about __ from the graph?
*According to the chart, you can tell that –
3.16 (A)*Compare advertisements for the same company in a newspaper and a magazine. How did the ad change from the paper to the magazine?
3.16 (B)*Did the music in this advertisement influence your thinking? How?
*What did you like best about this advertisement?
*How did this advertisement influence your thinking about __?
3.16 (C)*How is this message different in the web-based news article and the e-mail?
*How is this message in the online news article like the e-mail message?
3 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?
3 RCS (B)*What happened when __ did __? (literal)
*What did the author mean by this sentence: “__”? (interpretive)
*Which way did __ express his anger the best? (evaluative)
*Which of the following two sentences help you the most to understand the information? (evaluative)
3 RCS (C)*Reread to find out why __ is important.
3 RCS (D)*You can tell from the story that –
*Which sentence in the story tells you that –
*From this article the reader can tell that –
*What information in this article supports the conclusion that __?
*What can you conclude about __?
*One conclusion that can be made about __ is –
3 RCS (E)*Summarize the four most important facts in this article.
*Which is the most complete summary of this information?
*Summarize the three most important facts in this information in the order these facts were presented.
3 RCS (F)*What is a major idea found in both selections?
*An idea presented in both the article and the biography is –
*The story and the article both present ideas about –
*Why was __mentioned in both the newspaper article and the story with the journal?
*What is a theme in both selections?
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