Tuesday, May 8, 2012

"The Art of Questioning"

Dear Juniors,
If you missed class on Monday, we completed the following:

1. We discussed the 6 different types of questions. Notice that I have indicated them for you below. We reviewed what took place within chps. 1-4. We continued by viewing those same chapters via the film. Then we read chapter 5 together, and we reviewed chp. 6-8 via the synopsis sheet .

1. Please read Chps. 7-8 and complete your vocabulary for both chapters.
2. Develop 3 different questions for chapter 7, selecting from the different types of questions. Develop 3 different questions or chapter 8, selecting from the remaining type of questions that you did not create for chapter 7. Make sense? So, you are writing 6 different questions, 3 for 7 and 3 for 8, but you aren't repeating any of the question types.
3. I returned all the Memoir Assignments. You were asked to revise them and then have your first draft ready for Friday, the 11th!

1)  Knowledge: Tests ability to memorize without fully understanding a concept
Useful Verbs: Tell, list, describe, relate, locate, write, find, state, name
Sample Question Stems: 
What happened after...
Can you name the...
What is...
Which is true or false...
What is the definition of...

2)  Comprehension: Tests ability to summarize and describe paraphrasing
Useful Verbs: Interpret, distinguish, compare, discuss, explain, predict, restate, translate
Sample Question Stems:
What was the main idea...
What differences exist between...
What was the main idea?
What are examples of...

3)  Analysis: Require students to break material into parts describing patterns and relationships.
Useful Verbs: Analyses, distinguish, examine, compare, contrast, investigate, separate, predict
Sample Question Stems:
What was the underlying theme...
What do you see as other possible outcomes...
How is ____ similar to ____?

4)  Synthesis: Require students to form new ideas, by combining ideas from different sources.
Useful Verbs: Compose, create, plan, predict, devise, formulate, propose
Sample Question Stems:
Develop your own plan for  handling...
What would happen if...
Propose a possible new  solution to...

5)  Evaluation: Develop opinions and make value decisions based upon specific criteria.
Useful Verbs: Access, critique, determine, evaluate, justify, judge
Sample Question Stems:
Is there a better solution...
Can you defend your position about...
How would you have handled...

6)  Application: Apply or transfer learning to a different content.
Useful Verbs: Solve, show, complete, examine, use, design
Sample Question Stems:
Design a market strategy for your product using a known strategy as a model.
Take a collection of photographs to demonstrate particular point.
Can you apply the method used to some experience of your own...
Do you know another instance where...
What factors would you change if...

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May 1, 2012

Dear Juniors,

        If you missed class on Friday , April 27th, we completed the following:
1. Introducing info. regarding Gothic Literature was reviewed. Obtain this info form someone in class.

2. We discussed the significance of a "frame story." Obtain the definition from someone in class.

3. We discussed the 6 Primary characters of  "Turn of the Screw"
  •      The Governess
  •       Mrs. Grose
  •       Quint
  •       Mrs. Jessel
  •       Flora
  •       Miles     
4. Journal #2 "Gothic Traits found in  The Changeling"
Students viewed a clip for the Gothic horror movie called The Changeling, and then identified the Gothic elements found in the film

May 1st, 2012

If you missed class Tuesday May 1st, 2012, you missed the following:

1. We completed the Introducing info. (yellow sheet)

2. We discussed the significance of Color Symbolism in literature. The following aspects can easily be associated with the indicated colors

RED: Love, Passion, War, Violence and Anger
BLACK: Sophistication, Death, Evil, Fear, Mystery and Mourning
WHITE: Purity, Innocence, Peace, Dream-like and Trust
BLUE: Honor, Loyalty, Honesty, Peace, Cold and Harsh
PURPLE: Royalty, Wisdom, Age and Depression
PINK: Hope, Youth and Femininity
ORANGE: Warning, Life, Vitality, Energy, Attention and Warmth
GOLD: Class, Money, Power, Nostalgia, Untrustworthy and Shallow
SILVER: Wealth, Betrayal, Depression and Uncertainty
GRAY: Wisdom, Mystery, Hiding and Neutrality
BROWN: Poverty, Common Man, Earth, Honest, Simplicity and Reliable
GREEN: Envy, Jealousy, Money, Life and Hope

1. Quiz covering the intro info for Gothic Literature is Thursday.
2. Please read the first 4 paragraphs on your Synopsis handout.
3. Develop 5 Questions pertaining to the info. you read for #2