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Questions for teachers workshop

  1. 1. Deep Questions The New Literacy Workshops : Presented by CTAP Region IV <ul><li>Welcome! </li></ul><ul><li>Settle in. </li></ul><ul><li>Turn on your computer and go to this website: </li></ul><ul><li>www.ctap4.org/infolit/questions.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Check out the resources we will be using today. </li></ul>
  2. 2. Objectives for the series Writing Applications 2.3: Grades 4-8 <ul><li>Pose “ relevant and tightly drawn ” questions </li></ul><ul><li>Draw information from multiple resources </li></ul><ul><li>Support the main idea or ideas with facts, details, examples, and explanations </li></ul><ul><li>Include a bibliography. </li></ul>Deep Questions Safe Searching, Empowering Readers Critical Note Taking, Expository Writing Publishing Made Easy
  3. 3. Objectives for this evening <ul><li>Teachers will: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Craft a BIG question based on higher order thinking principles. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Create three researchable questions to help answer the BIG question. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learn classroom strategies to help students complete the same process. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Process Steps <ul><li>Build background knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>KW brainstorm </li></ul><ul><li>Teach what a BIG question is </li></ul><ul><li>Develop initial questions </li></ul><ul><li>Share and revise </li></ul><ul><li>Big question machine (Bloom’s taxonomy) </li></ul><ul><li>Share and revise </li></ul><ul><li>Create researchable questions </li></ul><ul><li>Plan search startegies </li></ul>DQ-1
  5. 5. Scope and Sequence DQ-2
  6. 6. Research and Writing Article Read Integrating Research Projects with Focused Writing . Page 1-5 up to the section called “Making Data Charts.” Note important steps in the process and questions left unanswered.
  7. 7. Getting to know you with questions <ul><li>Find a person in the room that you do not know. </li></ul><ul><li>Interview each other by asking the following questions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Name </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Position </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1 question to tell you something important about that person. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Share what you learned about that person to the group. </li></ul>
  8. 8. California Content Standards <ul><li>Content standards for all grades and subjects are available from the California Department of Education website </li></ul><ul><li>www.cde.ca.gov/be/st/ss </li></ul>
  9. 9. Do Students Find the Topic Relevant?
  10. 10. Do Students Find the Topic Relevant?
  11. 11. Process Steps <ul><li>Build background knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>KW brainstorm </li></ul><ul><li>Teach what a BIG question is </li></ul><ul><li>Develop initial questions </li></ul><ul><li>Share and revise </li></ul><ul><li>Big question machine (Bloom’s taxonomy) </li></ul><ul><li>Share and revise </li></ul><ul><li>Create researchable questions </li></ul><ul><li>Plan search startegies </li></ul>DQ-1
  12. 12. Videos are one way to build background knowledge <ul><li>Many district or county offices have subscriptions to United Streaming </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.unitedstreaming.com </li></ul>
  13. 13. Process Steps <ul><li>Build background knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>KW brainstorm </li></ul><ul><li>Teach what a BIG question is </li></ul><ul><li>Develop initial questions </li></ul><ul><li>Share and revise </li></ul><ul><li>Big question machine (Bloom’s taxonomy) </li></ul><ul><li>Share and revise </li></ul><ul><li>Create researchable questions </li></ul><ul><li>Plan search startegies </li></ul>DQ-1
  14. 14. Brainstorming <ul><li>Brainstorm things you already know about YOUR subject (not the Maya) </li></ul><ul><li>Brainstorm things you want to know about YOUR subject </li></ul><ul><li>Group the things you want to know into themes or categories </li></ul>
  15. 15. Process Steps <ul><li>Build background knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>KW brainstorm </li></ul><ul><li>Teach what a BIG question is </li></ul><ul><li>Develop initial questions </li></ul><ul><li>Share and revise </li></ul><ul><li>Big question machine (Bloom’s taxonomy) </li></ul><ul><li>Share and revise </li></ul><ul><li>Create researchable questions </li></ul><ul><li>Plan search startegies </li></ul>DQ-1
  16. 16. What is a BIG question? <ul><li>BIG questions are “open” questions and cannot be answered with a yes or a no or a small phrase. </li></ul><ul><li>BIG questions require multiple resources to be answered. </li></ul><ul><li>BIG questions must be interesting to you </li></ul>DQ-6
  17. 17. Process Steps <ul><li>Build background knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>KW brainstorm </li></ul><ul><li>Teach what a BIG question is </li></ul><ul><li>Develop initial questions </li></ul><ul><li>Share and revise </li></ul><ul><li>Big question machine (Bloom’s taxonomy) </li></ul><ul><li>Share and revise </li></ul><ul><li>Create researchable questions </li></ul><ul><li>Plan search startegies </li></ul>DQ-1
  18. 18. Process Steps <ul><li>Build background knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>KW brainstorm </li></ul><ul><li>Teach what a BIG question is </li></ul><ul><li>Develop initial questions </li></ul><ul><li>Share and revise </li></ul><ul><li>Big question machine (Bloom’s taxonomy) </li></ul><ul><li>Share and revise </li></ul><ul><li>Create researchable questions </li></ul><ul><li>Plan search startegies </li></ul>DQ-1
  19. 19. Clarifying Conference <ul><li>Ask questions to discover what interests are behind the question. </li></ul><ul><li>Begin with the words, “Are you interested in finding out . . .” </li></ul><ul><li>Rule 1: the key words used must be different than the ones in the original BIG question </li></ul><ul><li>Rule 2: the question must get more details about what is going to be asked </li></ul>
  20. 20. Process Steps <ul><li>Build background knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>KW brainstorm </li></ul><ul><li>Teach what a BIG question is </li></ul><ul><li>Develop initial questions </li></ul><ul><li>Share and revise </li></ul><ul><li>Big question machine (Bloom’s taxonomy) </li></ul><ul><li>Share and revise </li></ul><ul><li>Create researchable questions </li></ul><ul><li>Plan search startegies </li></ul>DQ-1
  21. 21. Bloom’s Taxonomy -- Revised Bloom's Original Revised Knowledge Remembering Comprehension Understanding Application Applying Analysis Analyzing Synthesis Evaluating Evaluation Creating
  22. 22. BIG Question Machine Choose only one of the three areas to help transform your question.
  23. 23. Process Steps <ul><li>Build background knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>KW brainstorm </li></ul><ul><li>Teach what a BIG question is </li></ul><ul><li>Develop initial questions </li></ul><ul><li>Share and revise </li></ul><ul><li>Big question machine (Bloom’s taxonomy) </li></ul><ul><li>Share and revise </li></ul><ul><li>Create researchable questions </li></ul><ul><li>Plan search startegies </li></ul>DQ-1
  24. 24. Process Steps <ul><li>Build background knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>KW brainstorm </li></ul><ul><li>Teach what a BIG question is </li></ul><ul><li>Develop initial questions </li></ul><ul><li>Share and revise </li></ul><ul><li>Big question machine (Bloom’s taxonomy) </li></ul><ul><li>Share and revise </li></ul><ul><li>Create researchable questions </li></ul><ul><li>Plan search startegies </li></ul>DQ-1
  25. 25. Researchable Questions Research questions Planning
  26. 26. Process Steps <ul><li>Build background knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>KW brainstorm </li></ul><ul><li>Teach what a BIG question is </li></ul><ul><li>Develop initial questions </li></ul><ul><li>Share and revise </li></ul><ul><li>Big question machine (Bloom’s taxonomy) </li></ul><ul><li>Share and revise </li></ul><ul><li>Create researchable questions </li></ul><ul><li>Plan search startegies </li></ul>DQ-1
  27. 27. Workshop Evaluation <ul><li>http://www.ctap4.org/eval/ </li></ul><ul><li>Title: Questions - [location] </li></ul>

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