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Writing Higher Order Questions

Lesson Objective: Write discussion questions about texts
All Grades / ELA / Analysis

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  1. How does Ms. Francisco use Bloom's Taxonomy to help students write questions?
  2. What can you learn from Ms. Francisco about teaching multiple strategies?
  3. How does Ms. Francisco encourage students to use their personal reactions?

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1. Ms. Francisco provides handouts/ an envelope with cards that will aid in their selection of the various strategies to come up with the questions.

2. Ms. Francisco multiple stragies gives her students the freedom to independently choose in their learning.  

3. Ms. Francisco encourages her students to brain storming from what they have read and observe, which their personal reaction will help them come up with a question.

 

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  1. How does Ms. Francisco use Bloom's Taxonomy to help students write questions?

She allows the students to choose the strategy they would like to use for HOT.

2. What can you learn from Ms. Francisco about teaching multiple strategies?

To create an opportunity where students have multiple options of rigorous learning.

3. How does Ms. Francisco encourage students to use their personal reactions?

She wants the students to have the control over thier own answers and understand their own reactions.

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  1. How does Ms. Francisco use Bloom’s Taxonomy to help students write questions?

Ms. Francisco gave each student an envelope filled with verb starters from the different levels of questions from Bloom’s Taxonomy. This allowed students to utilize the strategy without needing assistance from anyone by just reading through the available verbs in the envelope and answering a few questions. Prior to this assignment they had spent time as a class utilizing the verbs for various activities so that the students were familiar with how to use the verb starters.

  1. What can you learn from Ms. Francisco about teaching multiple strategies?

Ms. Francisco utilizes Costa’s question starters, Frayers quadrants, Bloom’s Taxonomy verbs and making observations about the text. She utilizes multiple strategies to help empower the students to create and answer their own questions about the texts. Multiple strategies also allows the students to choose the strategy that will work the best for them.

  1. How does Ms. Francisco encourage students to use their personal reactions? 

One of the strategies students use is to notice what they are reading and what questions they have that they did not find the answers to. She wants students to understand their own reactions and empower them to find their own answers.

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  1. How does Ms. Francisco use Bloom's Taxonomy to help students write questions? She hands them an envelope so they can chhose a strategy and the questions.
  2. What can you learn from Ms. Francisco about teaching multiple strategies? Having multiple strategies provides the students to learn at their own pace and learn in their own style that would promote more success
  3. How does Ms. Francisco encourage students to use their personal reactions? she encourages them to internalize their reading so that they can visualize what they are reading, which would help the experience what they are reading.
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Transcripts

  • ECET - Strategies Florida - Thristine Francisco - "Writing Higher Order Questions"
    Progam Transcript

    Thristine Francisco:
    Yesterday we read the chapters,

    ECET - Strategies Florida - Thristine Francisco - "Writing Higher Order Questions"
    Progam Transcript

    Thristine Francisco:
    Yesterday we read the chapters, few chapters in Iqbal, and we started to look at questions that we could ask to have a deeper understanding of the text.

    Francisco (Interview):
    There are several strategies that I use to help my students formulate higher order questions.

    Francisco:
    You had the opportunity to choose between the Frayer model, Costa's Levels of Questions, making observations based on the text, and verb starters.

    Francisco (Interview):
    Costa's Levels of Questions, that's the easiest thing to do, because you can pull those types of questions from the Costa's question starters in order to just connect those questions with that text.

    Francisco:
    What strategy did you use to write that question?

    Student:
    The verb starters.

    Francisco:
    Verb starters, okay.

    Francisco (Interview):
    I gave them envelopes with cards at different levels of Bloom's taxonomy questions, so we spent a lot of time using the verbs and whenever we had a text I would say, okay, if you need to use a resource of going and using the cards in order to know-- remember the verbs, I want you to go ahead and use that resource and I want you to write a question. In terms of the Frayer Model, they have a sheet of paper that's divided in four quadrants, and they're kind of examining the four quadrants to see what questions they may have they could learn from looking at that information. So I can kind of see it as a critical brainstorming tool.

    Francisco:
    What strategy did your partner use?

    Student:
    We used, um, notice.

    Francisco:
    Notice? Okay.

    Francisco (Interview):
    As they're reading, they make observations. They look for quotes, things that stand out, things that make them, um, go "ooh, ahh," things that make them feel as though-- that leads to a reaction inside. And they use that reaction that they have and they turn it into a question. I encourage them to see that reading the text, even though it's complex, even though it might seem difficult, that good readers have questions that they didn't know the answers to. Instead of having the teacher have all of the power, it gives the power to them, so really it's about empowering them.

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