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Building essential questions


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Maine July Sumposium Teaching Guide for Building Essential Questions

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Building essential questions

  1. 1. Essential Questions and Building Your Own Groups<br />
  2. 2. Thinking Skills<br />3D: Description/Definition/Details<br />Compare/Contrast<br />Cause/Effect<br />Sequence of Events<br />Classify<br />Tools Needed<br />Circle Map<br />Double Bubble Map<br />Multi Flow Map<br />Tree Map<br />Fishbone Map<br />Whys Question Bank<br />
  3. 3. Building connections between Q-Chart and your Capacity Matrix<br />“Right There”<br />or “Think and Search” <br />From your G-and R-readings<br />Questions that require you to use your tool box graphics and information from Direct Instruction or Shared Instruction with a teacher or another student<br />
  4. 4. Thinking Skills<br />3D: Description/Definition/Details<br />Compare/Contrast<br />Cause/Effect<br />Sequence of Events<br />Classify<br />Step 1: Choose from any of the Learning Targets and decide: What thinking skill would I use to know this Learning Target?<br />Step 2: Use the Q-Chart to build questions based on what thinking skill you identified in Step 1<br />
  5. 5. Background Questions-Right There, Think and Search:<br />Essential Questions-In Your Head:<br />
  6. 6. Step 3: Building a Question Bank<br />
  7. 7. Michele Tells Us About Essential Questions, Capacity Matrixs and Q-Charts<br />
  8. 8. Bullets 3:<br />People: Scientific and technological changes and new forms of energy (e.g., the inventions and discoveries of James Watt, Eli Whitney, Henry Bessemer, Henry Cort, Thomas Edison)<br />Term…verb…category…characteristics<br />Three tools to choose from:<br />
  9. 9. Student Self-Select Each Day What Group To Join Based On The Following Matrix: <br />