July 23rd, 2009 Daily Goal: IWBAT identify a higher level question. Homework: Costa’s Level Review. Dispatch (copy and answer): Which of the questions below do you think are the most appropriate for tutorials? What is the definition of an equation? Analyze why President Wilson would decide to join World War 1? What if the colonists did not decide to fight for their independence from England, how qould the U.S. be different? Focus on Inquiry Pick any 2 items out of your backpack, or binder, or pockets and put it in the paper envelop (if you don’t have anything, come grab something from me). Now pass the envelope around and each person take out 1 item. Do not tell which item is yours! Focus on Inquiry: Questioning 1. Describe the item in your hand. 2. Why would someone bring this item with them today? 3. If all the items on the table belonged to one person, where would you say they were going and why? Costa’s 3-Story House Level 1 Questions Level 1 questions require you to do basic things, like define or describe things and events. There is only one answer to these questions and the information can be found by opening up a book. Level 1 questions have “in the book” answers! Level 1 Example Level 1 Questions about this picture 1. What animal is in the picture? 2. What is a frog? Level 2 Questions Level 2 questions require you to Analyze the information you are given. This is where you compare and contrast, make inferences (assumptions) and analyze basic level 1 info and combine it with other info to make your answer. Key words: Analyze, Compare, Contrast, group, Infer, Sequence, and Synthesize. Level 2 questions have “book+you” answers. Level 2 example What does this picture tell you about a frog’s athletic ability? Why would a frog be hanging from a tree branch like in this picture? Level 3: the highest level Here you apply and evaluate the information, which means you take the information and decide what’s right and wrong about it and what would happen if you changed something about it. Questions include key words like apply, evaluate, hypothesize, judge, predict, speculate. You are also asking “what if” questions. Level 3 questions have “it’s in you” answers. Level 3 example Predict what would happen next if a hawk flew by this frog. What other fact could you use to prove that this frog is not an adult frog? Rewrite the story of the frog that got stuck in the tree. Flashback: Now pull a new item out of the bag and write a level 1,2, and 3 question about the item. Let’s Do It!!! Step 1: Pull out Cornell Notes you have taken recently in your priority subject, the book, and any recent tests. Step 2: 3 options: a) Reread your Notes and highlight a part that you are confused or still have questions about. b) Look over the latest test and look for problems you got wrong. c) Look at the current chapter you are covering and look for confusing topics that have been talked about in class. Tips for Algebra Question: 1) Always include an example problem YOU DO NOT HAVE THE ANSWER TO. This makes it a level two application problem. Example: Don’t say how do we use the distributive problem? With no sample problem. 2) Always include specific instructions for the problem you are solving: Ex: Solve for x: 2x +3=5, instead of just writing the problem. 3) Evaluate in Algebra usually means a level 2 question, not 3. Tips for History/English 1) Choose to compare and contrast of topics to make an easy level 2 question. 2) Level 3 questions must be related to current subjects you cannot just make up something you want to know about history. 3) Plan on using a graphic organizer to take your notes. Best Higher Level Question!!! July 28th, 2009 Daily Goal: IWBAT change a lower level question into a higher level question Homework: Write 2 higher level questions for tutorials. Dispatch: Look at the picture and the questions that follow and identify which level of question each one is: 1. Are those the best colors to use for a picture about an ocean, why or why not? 2. Who gave Susan the art set? 3. Compare this art set to the one we use in class. Let’s Practice With your neighbor write 3 questions about this story, one for each level: A farmer owned a mule which he used for work all week. But being a Church-going man, he let the mule rest on Sunday. One Sunday, the farmer had to go to a funeral. So he sent his son to saddle the mule. "Since when do I have to work on Sunday?" asked the mule. The boy dropped the saddle and ran to the house. "Paw, the mule talked!" he shouted. Step it up Cinderella With your partner, take turns turning lower level questions about the Cinderella story into higher level, good for tutorial questions. Let’s take a look at real life: Pick a sentence starter out of the Level 1 column from your sentence starter packet and let’s try to make it into a Level 2 or 3. Get Creative Pick any two items in the room. Now on your own piece of paper, write down the item’s name and then create three questions about the item. Do the same for the second item. You are working alone on this!!!!!! Get Creative If you finish, give your questions to your neighbor and see if: 1) They can answer the questions 2) If they agree with the level of question you labeled each.