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Problem posing questions Problem posing questions Presentation Transcript

  • Problem Posing Questions Accountable Book Club
  • Who or what is in the text?
    • What gender is the focus or is viewed as more important in the story? Who does most of the talking? Whose picture is seen?
    • What point of view is presented by the characters in the text?
    • What ethnic group or race is most common?
    • What type of family seems normal in the text?
    • What setting seems most normal in the text?
  • Who or What is Missing from the text?
    • What point of view is lacking?
    • What ethnic group or race is uncommon?
    • What type of family seems unusual in the text?
    • What race is not present?
  • McLaughlin, Maureen and Glenn L. DeVoogd, Critical Literacy, NY: Scholastic, 2004.
  • McLaughlin, Maureen and Glenn L. DeVoogd, Critical Literacy: enhancing students' comprehension of text , NY:Scholastic, 2004.
  • What is marginalized in the text?
    • What viewpoint is ridiculed?
    • What place do the characters dislike?
  • What does the author want you to think?
    • What message does the text convey?
    • What do the good characters do that make them good?
    • What do the bad characters do that make them bad?
    • What are the values we might learn to use in our lives after reading this book?
  • What story might an alternative text tell?
    • If there are mostly boys in the story create a story in which the characters are mostly girls.
    • Make up a story with the opposite theme.
    • What if the characters were given different ethnicities or races? How would that change the story?
    • Change the relationships, from friends to family members, from family members to friends, does this change the story?
    • Tell the story in a different setting.
    • Choose different words to tell the story.
  • Action steps
    • How will:
    • My attitude or actions change?
    • Will I treat others differently?
    • What could I do to change an unjust rule, law or attitude?
    • How can I support those unfairly treated?