Creating Text Dependent Questions for ELLs: Examples for 6th-8th Grade
This guidance document provides useful tips for constructing text-dependent questions (TDQs) for English language learners (ELLs). In this post from Colorin Colorado!, the authors created TDQs for a middle school informational text that is appropriate for ELLs. These TDQs are based on the authors’ previous work on adapting Achieve the Core’s TDQ guides and developing a framework to scaffold TDQs for ELLs. The authors provide a step-by-step process for writing TDQs for the particular text they select and include instructional tasks and materials based on the process outlined.