Night Prompt #1, Peer Question

Your prompt this week functions in three parts:

  • First, read the Forward through the first 47 pages of Night.
  • Second, and imagining that you will be leading a class discussion on Night for students in your placement, come up with and post four thoughtful discussion questions on the book on your own page. These questions must be original, open-ended, and designed to foster higher-order thinking about the text and relevant connections.
  • Finally, after posting these questions by Wednesday (2/15), respond to your partner (assigned below) in a few paragraphs… choose just one of their questions, and post a reply by class time on Thursday (2/17).

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Essential Questions

The questions we ask set parameters for learning and can open and close possibilities for learning. Wiggins & McTighe have a great article, What Makes a Question Essential? that discusses what does and doesn’t qualify and the specific considerations to be made in order to form good essential questions for lessons and units. Check it out!

Click here for a Teaching Channel Video on Essential Questions.