Ch 1-5 Page 53
Her point in chapter 4 about not having the teacher answer her own question stood out to me. I really like how she structured a set of basic questions for almost any given text on page 53.
- First, ask a student to give a summary of the work.
- Then, ask another student to expand on the summary.
- Next, ask two questions about things you're still wondering about in the text.
- Then, look at a quotation from the text to examine what it means.
- Then, ask a connection question.
- Next, ask a visualizing question.
- Finally, wrap up with question(s) about that they have and/or confusing parts.
I see this format as being helpful in a large group discussion or a small group discussion. Because the questions are general enough for almost any text, the students will become easily familiar with the format and expect how they can answer them. This could replace a lot of prescribed questions that I tend to ask about texts, but then have to reword them. Even as ELLs, they should be able grasp these questions.