Text Dependent Questions – Grades 6-12

“Classroom discussions allow for the co construction of knowledge. Discussion elevates the act of reading deeply from a private one to a public one.”
Necessary features of discussion:
* sustained dialogue! not just short questioning cycles
* Uptake, such that the teacher poses new questions derived from the comments of students
* Authentic questions that do not always have a single correct answer

“Questions focused on the literal level of meaning of a text will not accomplish the kind of critical thinking we seek from our students. But they are the start of the journey.”

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1 Comment on Text Dependent Questions – Grades 6-12

  1. zkitt22
    March 28, 2015 at 1:57 am (4 years ago)

    This would be beneficial to help develop prior knowledge and add to students’ experiences who may have limited exposure, otherwise. Creating a learning environment where it is safe to ask, respond and imagine opens the mind, the heart and the soul.

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