Regarding the Santiago reading, do these two things after thoughtfully reading the 17-ish assigned pages (described in your email):
1) On your site, post 4 questions from/about the text by class on Thursday April 27th; two close-ended questions that can be answered factually about the essence of piece and two open-ended questions that require extended analysis and/or practical application. Don’t try to be fancy, just ask your peers to make helpful and real-world connections. Dig it?
2) Respond to your assigned peers Q’s by Sunday, April 30th by 11:59pm. Note that we are giving you plenty of extra time to help you plan around your other assignments and responsibilities for the exam.
Here are the peer groups:
- Lindsey – Daylon
- Asher – Jordan
- Joe – Ally
- Justin – Caleb
- Reggie – Meghan
- Andy – Ashley
- Malissa – Adam
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).
Continue reading “Night Prompt #1, Peer Question”
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.
Our takeaways after our first round of micro-teaching: