Class Agenda 12A – Answering the Anchor Questions

Date: 9/28/17

Throwback Thursday 

Opening Song “December, 1963 (Oh, What A Night)” Frankie Vallie and the Four Seasons (3:28- 1975)

Do Now #1: Take out your short story.

Do Now #2 (In CW Notebook): Read the sample answers to the anchor question. Which is the best response? Which is the worst? How do you know? 

(Sample Response:) I think option ____ is the best answer to the anchor question because… 

SLT’s and HW Check –> Collecting Notebooks Today!

SLT- I can use the anchor questions to deepen my thinking about a text.

Circle the verbs, underline the nouns

Class Notes:

Glue another one of these into your notebook if you need one:

Mini Lesson: Answering Anchor Questions in Your Short Story


  • Step One. Find a Signpost

  • Step Two. Underline it and annotate which signpost it is. 

  • Step Three. Answer the anchor question in your Signpost Reading Log 

Class Work:

Notebook Collection

Closing Circle- What Grade (Exemplary, Accomplished, Approaching, Beginning) is your notebook this week?

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