Critical Thinking and the Three Little Pigs Tami Vandercar EDU655 Trends and Issues in Instructional Design andTechnology for Online Learning Dr. Linda Martin November 26, 2012
This lesson plan is designed for teachers at the kindergarten level.The purpose of this lesson is to refresh the teacher’s minds on Bloom’s Taxonomy and how to ask higher level thinking questions in order to develop higher level critical thinking skills in kindergarten students.The story, “The Three Little Pigs” will be used to demonstrate various higher level thinking questions to ask kindergarten students after the story is shared with them.
The students for this lesson will be the teachers. The students will review Bloom’s Taxonomy and be able to identify the six levels of cognition. The students will apply the levels of cognition to questions that are asked about the story, “The Three Little Pigs.” The students will develop their own higher level thinking questions for other stories they read to kindergarten students.
Listen to the story of the “Three Little Pigs”.
Typical questions you may ask kindergarteners after the story: How many pigs were in the story? What characters were in the story? What were the houses built out of?These are lower level questions and do not bring about further thoughts or questions from the students.
The next two slides are examples of higher level thinking questions to ask? Do you think the little pigs are alike? In what ways? In what ways are they different? Do they always do things the same way? Do they like the same things?
These questions evoke more questions and more thoughts from the kindergarten students. Do you think the first two pigs would have built their houses the same way if they knew a wolf was coming? What would they do to make the houses different? What if the wolf was not hungry, would that make the story different? How?
Listen to the story of the Three Bears and formulate three higher level thinking questions of your own using Bloom’s Taxonomy. Good Luck!
Blooms and solo taxonomy. (2009). Retrieved from http://ar.cetl.hku.hk/bloom.htmGoldilocks and the three bears [Web]. (2011). Retrieved from http://www.safeshare.tv/w/CjtwUddPbKThe 3 little pigs [Web]. (2008). Retrieved from http://www.safeshare.tv/w/awnPWDATGe